Update on the R Shapefile Contest

This is a reminder that the R Shapefile Contest ends this Friday, July 29!

We already have four incredible entries:

  1. Kent Johnson looked at the Cambridge Outdoor Lighting Ordinance.
  2. James B. Elsner, Thomas H. Jagger, and Tyler Fricker studied the Long-Term View of Tornado Risk.
  3. Robby Powell explored Airport Effects on U.S. County Unemployment Rates
  4. Jonathan Carroll researched the Australian Federal Election of 2016

Here’s a gallery of images from the current submissions:

I encourage you to read all of the entries; there are links in the comments section of the contest page.

Even better, I’d love it if you submitted an entry yourself!

Yes, the winner will get a couple of prizes. But the main reasons to submit an entry, I think, are that going through the publication process will

  1. improve your skills
  2. draw attention to your work

There’s only 3 days left to submit an entry! Click here to learn more.

Joel Gombin says July 27, 2016

Hi Larry,

great idea!

I might have an entry, but it’s in French and I don’t think I’l have time to translate it into English before Friday. Would it be admissible?
(the code and data are provided so one can deep into that if one wants. I could also just write a short summary in English?)

    Ari Lamstein says July 27, 2016

    If you can write a brief summary in English, then it’s fine!

Joel Gombin says September 19, 2016

Hi Larry, finally I didn’t have time to enter the contest, but my piece is here (it’s in French but you can have a look at the maps and the code): http://joelgombin.github.io/makingof.html. Hope you like it!

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