2016 Australian Federal Election Flexdashboard

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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...Continue Reading →

Images as x-axis labels (updated)

Updated version using @baptiste's method; much better.

They say "if you want to find an answer on the internet, just present a wrong one as fact. Then wait."

Images as x-axis labels

GDP per capita with flags for x-axis labels. This is harder to make than it seemed.

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....Continue Reading →

From a (set.)seed grows a mighty dataset

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Can you predict the output from this code? Okay, the first bit is straightforward; it’s a function that puts two string together into one. The next two lines appear to provide a random integer to the set.seed function then sample...Continue Reading →

Bad Neighbours (no, not the movie)

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Another day, another compulsion to see if I can do any better than someone's solution.

Solving Inequality (the math kind)

This neat approach showed up recently as an answer to a FiveThirtyEight puzzle and of course I couldn't help but throw it at dplyr as soon as I could. Turns out that's not a terrible idea. The question posed is...Continue Reading →

#auunconf slack users' timezone locations

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I had never used slack before, but had read a heap of tech articles extolling its virtues. Apparently this is what our current Prime Minister advocates within Cabinet. The upcoming #auunconf organising team set up a channel and invited the...Continue Reading →

52vis Week 2 Challenge -- Australian Version

I mapped out the USA homelessness rate in my last post as a challenge and noted at the end that it would be interesting to do the same for Australia. That was the first comment I received in person, too....Continue Reading →

52vis Week 2 Challenge

From Bob Rudis' blog comes a weekly data/coding challenge. I didn't quite get the time to tackle last week's but I thought this one offered up a pretty good opportunity.