Arnon Kohavi February 12, 2019 0 Comments
GDELT's Unit of Analysis Problem 1

GDELT’s Unit of Analysis Problem 1

GDELT’s Unit of Analysis Problem 1 In the course of the Event Data community’s reaction to Mona Chalabi’s use of GDELT to analyze events in Nigeria, some of us realized that a fundamental problem with GDELT is that its unit of analysis is unclear. This is a huge no-no. The Unit of Analysis in a well-formed dataset is represented by a single row of data.  Some combinations […]

Arnon Kohavi June 3, 2018 0 Comments
Shiny studio

How to Setup a Shiny Server

How to Setup a Shiny Server Step 1: Amazon Web Services Account Sign up for one.  AWS has a generous free tier: you get enough computing time on EC2 to run a small server continuously every month for a year.  After your year is up, they’ll start charging you for the server, but it isn’t expensive. (For […]

Arnon Kohavi April 11, 2016 0 Comments
Hadleyverse: A Pointless R Package

Hadleyverse: A Pointless R Package

Hadleyverse: A Pointless R Package I recently wrote a silly R package as a practical joke.  It’s called “Hadleyverse.” It just attaches Hadley Wickham’s packages. Installation Use What Happens When you install an R Package, R checks the DESCRIPTION file for dependencies. If you have unmet dependencies, R tries to install them from CRAN. Then, whenever you […]