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The whinny of the exponential horse

May 13, 2012

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A Poisson process provides a good model for events that happen rarely. That's what von Bortkiewicz realized in 1898 when he modeled deaths by horse kick in Prussian cavalry; since it would be ungentlemanly to actually kill my readers, I instead represent the events in a Poisson process using a horse's whinny.

playitbyr 0.2-1: data through sound, now with layers, facets, and more pleasure

May 7, 2012

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The recent Sonification Handbook has a chapter devoted to exploratory data analysis using sound. With some help from Sam Ferguson, one of the chapter's authors, I've made it easy to implement those techniques using R with playitbyr.

Diamonds vs. water smackdown in playitbyr-powered podcast

February 22, 2012

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Apparent Reason, my new monthly podcast, is a boisterous and non-technical discussion of economics and statistics. In that format I don't have the luxury of showing charts and graphs to complement my discussion, so I use the playitbyr package to represent the data as sound. (Apparently February is a great month to start R-related podcasts! […]