R Rainbows: Making a Pride Flag in R

🌈HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!! Fun fact: my rainbow Twitter banner (which I keep up year-round) was actually made using R! Given that pride season is officially upon us, I thought it’d be fun to share the code I wrote to generate a quick, fun ggplot rainbow flag. To make the flag, I wrote a function, rainbow_flag(), which depends on one parameter, n. This will control how many colors of the rainbow I want to use (see examples below).

Formatting Math Symbols and Expressions in ggplot Labels

Yesterday, I was trying to put some finishing touches on a figure I made in ggplot2 that visualizes some simulation results. The plot features several panels using facet_grid(), and uses colors to distinguish between different regression models that were fit to the simulated data. I wanted to label certain axes and panel names using the Greek letters I had used as parameter notation, and I also wanted the labels in the color legend to correspond to the different regression models I had fit.

Building a Personal Website using R

There are many great reasons to create a personal academic website as a graduate student. I will be walking students through this very helpful tutorial by Alison Hill on building a personal website using R Studio and Blogdown, and try to show students how easily they can create and update a website to highlight their research achievements and upcoming talks, and begin to form their online academic identity!

Tidy Tuesday Week 29: Economic Guide to Picking a College Major

This is my first time doing 🎉Tidy Tuesday🎉 ! The data for this week came from a FiveThirtyEight blogpost, which breaks down post-college salaries by discipline. The documentation and data for this week can be found in this GitHub repo. One thing I found really interesting in the data was the variable College_jobs, which counted the number of people per major with jobs that required a college degree. I wanted to use this information to look at each major’s median income by percent of recent grads employed in positions requiring/not requiring college degrees.

Tidying and Visualizing TV Ratings Data in R

About three years ago, I received a letter in the mail from Nielsen inviting me to participate in one of their panels. After spending a while on the phone with a representative to determine that it wasn’t a scam, I figured I’d give it a go. I tend to take great interest in knowing where data come from (especially when reporters and media sources try to use statistics to make a point), and as an avid tv watcher, it was cool to learn more about how Nielsen generates ratings and estimates program viewership.

The Impact of the 2017 GOP Tax Bill on Grad Students

A Shiny app to visualize potential impacts of the 'grad student' tax

generalize: an R package for estimating population effects from randomized trial data

The generalize R package is designed for researchers to implement post-hoc statistical methods for assessing and improving upon the generalizability of RCT findings to a well-defined target population. See the Github repo’s webpage for more details on installation and usage.