Sunday, December 24, 2017

ALTREP promises to bring major performance improvements to R

Finally, a promising effort to improve the foundation of the R system.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

When there's a fork in the road, take it. Or, taking a look at marginal structural models.

Easy to follow and crystal clear introduction to marginal structural models here.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New in the tigris package: simple features support and historic shapefiles

There have been so many cool developments in the R ecosystem. Here is an exciting one.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Tidytext + stm

The new version of tidytext package now works with the stm package for topic modeling. This is a great new development.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CARstan and the new brms

Finally Stan can do spatial modeling using CARstan module. Also, the new version (1.8.0) of the brms package also has that capability wrapped in.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lesser known dplyr tricks

Here are some useful dplyr tricks.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Russian demographic data source

This is comprehensive list of Russian demographic data sources.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Good data source

Common Crawl provides some very interesting data!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The China Biographical Database

This project provides iographical information about approximately 360,000 individuals as of April 2015, primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries in China. Very ambitious project and is freely available to the academic community!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Regular expressions using R

Regularity is the best R regular expressions library so far. I particularly like its intensive use of the pipe operator, which makes the otherwise obscure process easy and transparent.