Category Archives for Open Source

Slides from my Talk at the CDC

Two weeks ago I had the honor of giving a talk about my open source work at the CDC. Last week I gave the talk again as an open-enrollment webinar. In case you missed that talk, you can view the slides here. You can also download the slides by entering your email below. [content_upgrade cu_id=”5296″]Download […]

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Live Presentation: My Talk at the CDC

Last Thursday I had the honor of giving a talk about my open source work to the CDC’s R Users Group. A big thank you to the CDC for having me! As the creator of a software package that maps open data, it was wonderful to speak at the CDC: not only do they publish […]

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Choroplethr v3.5.3 is now on CRAN

A new version of choroplethr is now on CRAN. You can get it by typing the following: Motivation This new version was motivated by a few warnings that had started appearing since the latest update to ggplot2: These warnings did not effect the actual functionality of choroplethr. But the issue that caused them has been resolved. […]

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choroplethrZip v1.3.0: easier demographics, national maps

Introduction choroplethr v3.0 is now available on github. You can get it by typing # install.packages(“devtools”) library(devtools) install_github(‘arilamstein/[email protected]’) Version 1.3.0 has two new features: Data frame df_zip_demographics contains eight demographic statistics about each ZIP Code Tabulated Area (ZCTA) in the US. Data comes from the 2013 5-year American Community Survey (ACS). Function ?get_zip_demographics will return […]

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choroplethr v3.0.0 is now on CRAN

Today I am happy to announce that version 3.0.0 of my R mapping package choroplethr is now available from CRAN. To get it, you can simply type: install.packages(“choroplethr”) from an R console. If you don’t know what any of this means then I recommend taking Coursera’s excellent R Programming class 🙂 The most notable change in […]

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