An Introduction on How to Make Beautiful Charts With R and ggplot2
Adding a touch of color and design can help make more compelling visualizations, thanks to ggplot2 syntax and chaining capabilities.
Feb 12, 2015
Quantifying the Clickbait and Linkbait in BuzzFeed Article Titles
You probably do not know that the 3 most interesting things I found will blow your mind.
Jan 15, 2015
Locating All the Christmas Trees on Instagram
I downloaded *hundreds of thousands* of #tree images and found 25,432 images which were taken on Christmas, have a #tree, and, most importantly, contain location data where the photo was taken.
Jan 1, 2015
A Statistical Analysis of 142 Million Reddit Submissions
I constructed a database to store all Reddit Submissions from November 2007 to the end of October 2014: 142,159,793 submissions in total. And this data is very curious and very, *very* memetic.
Dec 16, 2014
The Quality, Popularity, and Negativity of 5.6 Million Hacker News Comments
Hopefully, these comments will answer whether Hacker News is experiencing a rise in quality, or if the complaints levied against HN are valid.
Oct 6, 2014
The Least Effective Method For Blocking Web Scraping of a Website
What was on Page #10 shocked me. OMG. I could not believe my eyes.
Sep 26, 2014