Author Archives: Rich Majerus

Why should students at a small liberal arts college learn R?

From an educational philosophy perspective, learning to program is well aligned with what we strive to teach our students. Becoming proficient in statistical programming requires the ability to think critically about complex problems, to develop scientific research questions, and to … finish reading Why should students at a small liberal arts college learn R?

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Geocoding

Recently, I have been assisting several students with geocoding projects for their classes and thesis projects, using geocoding functionality in R. To document this work I have put together several tutorials and resources for students and faculty to use.

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R Resources

I am in the process of building a series of tutorials on the Data@Reed website. The current set of tutorials address among the most common tasks in R, such as reading in data, creating variables, and creating plots as well … finish reading R Resources

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Map of Every Four-Year Not-for-Profit College in America

The capacity to create interactive data visualizations in R has been rapidly increasing. Using Shiny, R users can now create dynamic and interactive web-based graphics entirely in RStudio. For example, I am currently working on an interactive map that displays … finish reading Map of Every Four-Year Not-for-Profit College in America

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Data Visualization Workshop

I will be leading a workshop on Data Visualization tomorrow from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in ETC 205.

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Choropleth Maps Revisited

Since my original post on choropleth maps a little over a month ago I have been thinking about ways to display all of the data in Table 1 (i.e. Reed College enrollment by state from 2007-2013) in a single choropleth … finish reading Choropleth Maps Revisited

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R Workshop on 10/1/2014

I will be leading a workshop on R tomorrow from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in ETC 205. The workshop is designed to be useful for users with all levels of experience. The workshop will include a basic overview of R … finish reading R Workshop on 10/1/2014

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Data Visualizations and Presentations in R Markdown

Last Saturday I gave a presentation at the National Association for College Admission Counseling Conference titled “Matching the Under-Matched Student: Small Colleges and Big Data Offer Strategies for Success.” The presentation used a statistical analysis and case studies from two … finish reading Data Visualizations and Presentations in R Markdown

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Choropleth Maps

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