Most Recurring Word on each Country's Wikipedia Page


How to create an interactive world map showing the most frequent word of each country for its related Wikipedia page.

Introducing my new R package {BFS}


How to easily access national Swiss data, explore it and create a map of Switzerland.

The Evolution of Regional Inequalities Around the World


Last month "Nature" published a paper introducing new data on regional human development across the globe. I couldn't resist to have a look at this new database and try some exploratory analysis.

Is There Gender Equality in the Pokémon Universe?


Last week I came accross the funny dataset of the current Reddit's Data Is Beautiful DataViz monthly challenge: "Information on All 802 Pokemon" and discovered with surprize a `percentage_male` variable. So I decided to dig further into this gender dimension of the Pokémon universe.

Reproducing The Economist Most Popular Map of 2017


How to create static and interactive world maps with ggplot2, sf and leaflet.

Predicting the Number of Swiss Phone Calls per Hour

I recently heard that one of the major Swiss telecommunications provider, Swisscom AG, decided to share data on a Open Data Portal. As Swiss citizen, I was curious to see if I could put my hands on interesting datasets.

My Package {polyglot} Is Now on CRAN

A few months ago, I wrote my first package called {learner}. I finally took the time to put it on CRAN. Following the advice of a CRAN team member, I changed its name. I had to agree: it sounded like a machine learning package. So now the {learner} package is dead, long life to {polyglot}!

Do the Rich Countries Always Win?

Like most of us, I watched the Olympics Winter Games. But after seeing the medal table, I had the impression that the richer a country was, the more medals he got. But was it really the case? And if yes, to what extent?

Which Marvel Characters and Movies are the Most Central?

To begin this year, I was looking for a quick project related to social network visualization. In this blog post, we will find out which characters and movies are the most central in the Marvel cinematic universe.

The Lack of Female Protagonists in Children’s Movies

Some time ago, I read a very interesting post from Giora Simchoni who used machine learning to estimate how many children's books have a central female character. Based on a Goodread list, he showed that for every book with a central female character, there are between 1.1 and 1.3 books written with a male protagonist. I couldn't help thinking that his analysis should be replicated on children's movies.

Introducing My Second R Package, {bfsdata}

The {bfsdata} package makes the data from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (or BFS for "Bundesamt für Statistik") easily accessible to R users. It lets you search, download and read BFS datasets directly from the R console.

James Bond Tourism

James Bond must be the most well-travelled man in the history of movies. As it is summer time, let's have a look at the 007 travel locations in the 24 films of the spy franchise with the R packages {maps}, {ggplot2} and {ggmap}.

Introducing {learner}, My First Package!

The {learner} package lets you use the R console as an interactive learning environment in order to memorize any dataset you want. Its main goal is to put foreign language vocabulary learning in the R workflow, so R can also be used to study languages or anything related to flashcards.

Orwell’s 1984, An (Un)Sentimental Analysis

Dystopian books are trendy. After Donald Trump's election, George Orwell novel 1984 hit the No. 1 spot in Amazon’s book sales chart. Also because I love this book, let's make a text analysis using the R package {tidytext}.

Marvel vs DC Comics

Les adaptations de superheros brillent aux Box Office. Les films Marvel's The Avengers et Avengers: Age of Ultron sont ainsi les 5eme et 7eme plus gros succès au Box Office international. L'envie m'a prise de comparer les succes commerciaux des deux societes qui se partagent un quasi monopole des superheros: Marvel Studios et DC Entertainment.

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