Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tidy Data

I loved learning that there is a concept called Tidy Data that I learned in the Data Analysis course I am taking from Coursera. Learning this earlier could have saved countless errors and frustration.  The basic concepts of Tidy Data is: s 1. Each … Continue reading

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Web Queries on Google Docs

Imagine having a spreadsheet that automatically refreshes the data you are interested in. There are functions in MS Excel and Google Spreadsheets to do this. It is very easy to do in MS Excel but a bit more challenging in … Continue reading

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Google Spreadsheets and R

I am resourceful and love web queries. Thanks to Revolutions Blog for posting the code on how to import data into R from Google Documents. Here is the code: #Google Forms Script Test #Required to read the data.options(RCurlOptions = list(capath = system.file(“CurlSSL”, … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks

This week I was researching juvenile justice statistics and visited the  Florida Department of Juvenile Justice  website and to my delight I discovered they use Tableau. Tableau is a web based tool to help visualize your data. Tableau offers training and examples of … Continue reading

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