All posts by Ari Lamstein

Exploring the Demographics of US Congressional Districts in R

I recently created a few datasets to facilitate analyzing the interaction between demographics and political party affiliations of US Congressional Districts. My goal was to create this graph: I added this data to Choroplethr and pushed the new version to CRAN. This post walks you through using these datasets, the analysis I did, and the […]

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Choroplethr v3.6.4 is now on CRAN (and the Future of Choroplethr)

Choroplethr v3.6.4 is now on CRAN. This is the first update to the package in two years, and was necessary because of a recent change to the tigris package, which choroplethr uses to make Census Tract maps. I also took this opportunity to add new example demographic data for Census Tracts. Quick Demo The first […]

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Using Python to Cheat at Scrabble

My New Year’s Resolution was to learn Python. After taking a few online courses, I became comfortable enough with the language to tackle a small side project. Side projects are great for learning a language because they let you “own” a project from start to finish as well as solve a problem that is of […]

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Free Training: Mastering Data Structures in R

Next week I will be delivering a free online R training. This is a new course I’ve created called Mastering Data Structures in R. This course is for you if:You are new to R, and want a rigorous introduction to R as a programming languageYou know how to analyze data in R, but want to […]

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Behind the Scenes of an R Consortium Project

Next Tuesday (September 3) I will be giving a talk at the Bay Area R User Group titled¬†Behind the Scenes of an R Consortium Project. This will be my first time speaking about my work with the R Consortium, and I encourage you to attend! Over the last few years the R Consortium has emerged […]

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