Tag Archives: demography

I made a GIF with ggplot2 and rworldmap

In my last post, I mentioned that I was interested in exploring the mapping capabilities of ggplot2. Well, shortly after I wrote that, I was searching the internet for “ggplot2 animated gif”, and I stumbled across this excellent walkthrough by Rafael Periera, which he had posted just minutes earlier! His blog, Urban Demographics is coincidentally… Read More »

Linkwrap: Wifi Strength and Markov Chains

Victor Powell (setosa.io) created this interactive D3.js explanation of what Markov Chains are.   MIT’s SENSEable City Lab created this cool analysis of address-books in Portugal. The gist of it is that there are more contacts-per-person in large cities, but those networks aren’t more inter-connected (the idea of “urban villages”).   PHD student Jason Cole… Read More »

Linkwrap: Race, Demography, and Horse Kicks

Hey all, thanks for subscribing to my Twitter. As you can tell, the blog could still use some (a lot of) work. It’s ok. I know. I’m working on it. * * * This tie generator will make you the center of any dinner conversation. Swedish Mathematician Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson says there are 177,147 unique ways… Read More »