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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 30, 2019

NOTE: You can find an interactive version of these visualizations on Tableau.

The goal of this project is to explore trends in STEM enrollment for different populations.

Specifically, it asks: Are traditionally underrepresented groups more likely to migrate into or out o...

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