©2019 by Connor Rothschild

September 28, 2019

I've been playing around with Tyler Morgan-Wall's Rayshader package, which allows users to turn their ggplots into 3D visualizations with just a few lines of code.

Although the use of 3D in visualization is contested, constructing 3D ggplots in R was exciting/enlighteni...

August 3, 2019

I spent some time this weekend playing around with Shiny, RStudio's tool for creating interactive web apps. In a nod to my humble beginnings, I wanted to bring some interactivity to my first R project (ever!).

I finished the project roughly a year ago, in the summer bet...

June 9, 2019

I’m curious if the popularity of Biblically-inspired baby names has changed over time. I answer this question using gganimate and the babynames package in R.

May 30, 2019

In this post, I explore which presidential candidates are discussed most frequently by the American news media.

May 21, 2019

The goal of this project is to explore the Twitter accounts of 2020 presidential candidates by using sentiment analysis. Specifically, we ask: how do presidential candidates differ in their use of Twitter to publicize policy positions, garner support, and participate i...

March 23, 2019

One of the most frustrating parts of my research process has been citations. I've never been satisfied with attempts to offload all citation formatting to the end of the project, and making citations as I come across journal articles has far too often impeded my workfl...

September 15, 2018

Note: this is a modified version of a short paper I wrote for SOCI 313 (Demography) at Rice University.

The demographic change which I think is most important for the immediate future is the shifting racial composition of the United States. America’s impending transform...

August 1, 2018

Satire doesn't lose its comedic effect if its accompanied by the words "fake interview" in all bold caps. It does lose its universal appeal when it borders on deception.

July 3, 2018

Partisans were twice as affected by their party losing in a presidential election than Boston residents were following the Boston Marathon bombing.

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