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Burtin’s Antibiotics visualization in Plotly and R

Share Tweet In this post, we’ll try to re-create Burtin’s antibiotics visualization using Plotly. The post follows Mike Bostock’s original re-creation in Protovis. See here. library(plotly) library(reshape2) library(dplyr) # Data df <- read.csv...

Celebrate Halloween with Creepy Computer Games in R

Share Tweet In the 1980s I spent my time writing code on my 8-bit ZX81 and Atari computers. I learnt everything I know about programming from copying and modifying printed code listings from books with computer games. The games in these books are mos...

Custom themes in ggplot2

Share Tweet In the last post of this series of the STATWORX Blog, we explored ggplot2's themes, which control the display of all non-data components of a plot. Ggplot comes with several inbuilt themes that can be easily applied to any plot. However,...

Dear data scientists, how to make your work even more valuable

Share Tweet In our previous article we have showed you how you can make your daily work easier with the right solution. The optimal support of different data science languages, a scalable environment for the best possible performance, the management...

forecast 8.0

Share Tweet In what is now a roughly annual event, the forecast package has been updated on CRAN with a new version, this time 8.0. A few of the more important new features are described below. Check residuals A common task when building forecasting...

Forrester’s 2017 Take on Tools for Data Science

Share Tweet In my ongoing quest to track The Popularity of Data Science Software, I’ve updated the discussion of the annual report from Forrester, which I repeat here to save you from having to read through the entire document. If your organization i...