Adding strings in R

This started out as a “hey, I wonder…” sort of thing, but as usual, they tend to end up as interesting voyages into the deepest depths of code, so I thought I’d write it up and share. Shoutout to [@coolbutuseless](https://twitter.com/coolbutuseless) for proving that a little curiosity can go a long way and inspiring me to keep digging into interesting topics.

This is what you get if you “glue” “strings”. Photo: https://craftwhack.com/cool-craft-string-easter-eggs/ This is what you get if you “glue” “strings”. Photo: https://craftwhack.com/cool-craft-string-easter-eggs/

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Constricted development with reticulate

I’ve been using the reticulate package occasionally for a while now, so I was surprised to see that it had only just been officially released.

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JC and the Vignettes

If that’s not a great 1960’s band name then I don’t know what is (hint: I don’t know what is).

The Marvelettes: https://www.billboard.com/music/the-marvelettes

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Data Munging With R Preview - Storing Values (Assigning)

Since about October last year, I’ve been writing an introduction to R book. It’s been quite the experience. I’ve finally started making time to document some of the interesting things I’ve learned (about R, about writing, about how to bring those two together) along the way.

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2016 Australian Federal Election Flexdashboard

Here in the land down under we’ve finally completed our Federal election. We complain that it seems to go on for too long, but it’s a brief distraction compared to the USA electoral process. I managed to do a small analysis on the votes at a finer scale than I thought would be available, and created a flexdashboard to present the results. Given that I couldn’t make it to GovHack this year, this open-data analysis sort of makes up for it.

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Images as x-axis labels

Open-source software is awesome. If I found that a piece of closed-source software was missing a feature that I wanted, well, bad luck. I probably couldn’t even tell if was actually missing or if I just didn’t know about it. When the source is available, maintained, and documented however, things get fun. We can identify, and perhaps fill gaps.

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