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Here's what Apple quarterly device sales look like smoothed out for seasonal spikes. (Can you guess which is iPhone, iPad and Mac? :-) ) Details here: http://cwrld.us/1Ah51cX
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iPhone blue, iPad purple, Mac gold. 
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Tutorial: How to Web scrape with R, the rvest package and SelectorGadget browser add-on -- includes screencast video and sample R code
See how to extract text from a Web page in this latest installment of R in 5 Lines or Less
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Thank you for creating and sharing +Sharon Machlis  - I'm working on a web scraping project using scrapy in Python.  Having this resource will be very valuable in comparing whether I'm better off working in R or Python!
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Journalist friends -- and anyone else who wants to better understand numbers and statistics. This online course is free. 
Welcome to “Math for Journalists Made Easy: Understanding and Using Numbers and Statistics,” a four-week Massive Open Online Course with instructors Brant Houston, Jennifer LaFleur and Gregory Ferenstein. This is part of JournalismCourses.org, the distance-learning program of the Knight Center ...
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Great content and MOOC provider.
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Today is the first I've heard of Radiant, an R package by Vincent Nijs, a prof at Univ of California San Diego. Radiant apparently builds on Shiny to make rather slick interactive applications. Here's an example: https://vnijs.shinyapps.io/quant/?SSUID=a24d58ee8dce7b8c544f01e19634e6a3 and here's Radiant on GitHub https://github.com/vnijs/radiant 
Data; Sample. Sampling; Sample size. Base. Single mean; Compare means; Single proportion; Compare proportions; Cross-tabs. Regression. Correlation; Linear (OLS); GLM. R. Report; Code. Quit; Help. Radiant help; Radiant videos; About.
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From the Just Because You Can department: Pull Claritin pollen forecasts by US zip code with package sneezr by Jake Russ https://github.com/JakeRuss/sneezr/
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Tired of trying to remember which package and function to use for reading what type of data? The new rio package may be for you https://github.com/leeper/rio 
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This was my plan until now. I will check it right away, thanks 
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Most popular R packages last month! (Well, most downloaded packages from the +RStudio CRAN mirror).  With searchable, sortable chart.
See the most popular R packages on RStudio's CRAN mirror server last month
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+Mua Bán Alo you are outta here.
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Another reason why polls way in advance of an election are useless as predictors 
Texas political science professor Emily Farris isn't running for president, but that didn't stop many of those surveyed from registering unfavorable views when presented with her name.
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Great R packages for data import, visualization & wrangling - in a handy searchable chart http://cwrld.us/Rpackages 
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How to make high-quality plots in base R. With video:  http://bit.ly/1QBeQpW  and code: http://bit.ly/1J5eIgm By Michael Koontz
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What's going on with political polls? First a flop in predicting Israel's results, now a spectacular fail in yesterday's British elections? http://nyti.ms/1H3uMNt
Before the election, nearly every poll showed the race as a near-tie, but Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Party instead delivered a convincing victory.
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If the exit poll was more accurate, then it probably isn't people lying to pollstars. I would generally expect that people without landlines would be the younger age groups and more likely to vote left than right. They should be able to match the demographics of the exit poll against the polls to see if there was a slice that didn't turn out.
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Executive editor, online & data analytics at Computerworld
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Currently obsessed with improving R skills for data visualization and analysis. 

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Intersection of technology and journalism, R, data visualization & analysis, computer-assisted reporting, photography, travel.



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Honored by the Amateur Radio Association of Bosnia & Herzegovina for work transmitting messages during the 1992-95 war. Set up Fred, "one of the earliest online transmissions of news from a newspaper to its readers" in 1987, and coded my 1st Web site in November 1995, before many major companies had a Web presence.
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Online journalism, including writing, editing and coding (HTML, basic CSS, basic JavaScript and jQuery, PHP, MySQL, basic Ruby, R).
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    Online Managing Editor, present
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    News Editor
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