How well do you know Calvin and Hobbes? An R Game

One of my most prized possessions is The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, the undisputed greatest comic of all time. I defy anyone to name a strip more hilarious, more cohesive, more emblematic of the vicissitudes of life. I’ve read and reread those volumes countless times, and I rank both Calvin... [Read More]
Tags: R

How to be an O'Reilley Author

Earlier today I fantasized about publishing a book through O’Reilley Media. Besides producing dozens of essential works on programming, data science, and UX, they’re the ones responsible for introducing IT folk to the African Civit, the Binturong, and my persona favorite, the Springhaas. Would zoology textbooks with terminal prompts and... [Read More]
Tags: R scraping

rcanvas + the tidyverse

rcanvas continues to grow. Thanks to the recent contributions from Chris Hua, getting user groups, announcements, and discussions from your institution’s Canvas instance has never been easier. More collaborators are welcome! [Read More]
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Exploring the Perseus Digital Library with R

For those miserable fortunate enough to study classical literature, the Perseus Digital Library (PDL) is an invaluable resource. In brief, PDL is a collection of Greek and Latin texts (among others), although it also functions as a lexicon similar to non-digital resources like BDAG. I often used the site to... [Read More]
Tags: R textmining XML