Recording of my Talk at the ACS Data Users Conference

I recently had the honor of speaking at the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference. My talk focused on choroplethr, the suite of R packages I’ve written for mapping open datasets in R. The ACS is the one of the main surveys that the US Census Bureau runs, and I was honored to […]

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acs v2.1.1 is now on CRAN

A new version of the acs package is now on CRAN. I recommend that all users of choroplethr update to this version. Here is how to do it: As a reminder, after updating the acs package you might need to reinstall your Census API key with ?api.key.install. New Performance Issue Internally, choroplethr uses the acs package […]

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Upcoming Talk at the Bay Area R Users Group (BARUG)

Next Tuesday (August 8) I will be giving a talk at the Bay Area R Users Group (BARUG). The talk is titled Beyond Popularity: Monetizing R Packages. Here is an abstract of the talk: This talk will cover my initial foray into monetizing an open source R package. In 2015, a year after publishing the initial […]

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Workshop on Monetizing R Packages

Last week I gave a talk at the San Francisco EARL Conference about monetizing R packages. The talk was well received, so this Thursday at 9am PT I will be giving the same presentation as a live workshop. This workshop covers my initial foray into monetizing choroplethr, which occurred in 2015. You will learn: Why I […]

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Upcoming Talk on Monetizing R Packages

In early June I will be speaking at the San Francisco EARL Conference about my experience monetizing my own open source R packages. This is quite an exciting talk for me, as it will be the first time that I speak about this topic! If you will be at the conference, please contact me so we […]

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Choroplethr v3.6.1 is now on CRAN

Choroplethr version 3.6.1 is now on CRAN. This version makes it easier to Calculate the percent change in demographic datasets Visualize that percent change on a map [content_upgrade cu_id=”5640″]Bonus: Download the code in this post![content_upgrade_button]Click Here[/content_upgrade_button][/content_upgrade] As an example, the following map shows how the median age in US States changed between 2010 and 2015: In […]

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Choroplethr v3.6.0 is now on CRAN

Choroplethr version 3.6.0 is now on CRAN. This version adds functionality for getting and mapping demographics of US Census Tracts. You can install it from the R console as follows:

To use this functionality you will need an API key from the US Census Bureau. You can learn more about that here. [content_upgrade cu_id=”5608″]Bonus: […]

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Live Presentation: Kyle Walker on the tigris Package

Next Tuesday (April 4) at 9am PT I will be hosting a webinar with Kyle Walker about the tigris package in R. In addition to creating the Tigris package, Kyle is also a Professor of Geography at Texas Christian University. If you are interested in R, Mapping and US Census Geography then I encourage you to […]

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How to Reach More People with your Next Data Science Talk

Speaking publicly about your data science projects is one of the best things you can do for your portfolio. Writing your presentation will help you refine what your project is, who it is for, and how it relates to other work in the area. Giving your presentation at a live, in-person event will make a large impact on […]

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Upcoming Talk: 2017 ACS Data Users Conference

My abstract was recently accepted for the 2017 ACS Data Users Conference, and on May 12 I will be giving a talk titled Mapping ACS Data in R with Choroplethr. I am looking forward to attending the conference! For those who don’t know, ACS stands for American Community Survey. If you have taken Learn to Map Census Data in R, […]

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