Counting Days in Canada: Using ggmap to track time spent in Canada

TL;DR I used my timeline from Google Maps along with the ggmap package to count the number of days I have spent in Canada in the last 4 years in order to facilitate my Canadian citizenship application.

Workshop materials for R-Ladies #LdnOnt: Figuring out figures in R

I gave an intro workshop on ggplot (“Figuring out Figures in R”) for our R-Ladies #LdnOnt crew at the end of October. Those materials are online now in various forms:

Ongoing curated list of useful resources for writing articles/theses in RMarkdown

A list of resources I am finding helpful for preparing to write a dissertation in RMarkdown. Lucy D’Agostino McGowan’s incredibly helpful toolkit & blogpost: “One year to dissertate” Rosanna van Hepen’s blog series on writing a thesis with RMarkdown My presentation at our R-Ladies #LndOnt chapter meet up on using RMarkdown for writing articles (more useful links in the presentation) Angela Li’s twitter thread of how she used RMarkdown for thesis writing Curtis Miller’s blog post on how tips for organizing R projects RStudio community thread on recommendations for writing a dissertation in RMarkdown/RStudio

Implementing my Twitter dashboard (i.e., finally getting to check off my more wistful to-do's)

As seems to be habit now, this post turned out a lot longer than I meant for it to. Quick links: Check out Joseph Stachelek's helpful tutorial to implement this yourself (trust me, despite the upcoming wall of text, I made very, very few actual changes to his original implementation, so you should just go straight there for the how-to) Check out my (now defunct) finished project here Saving tweets for later: Hacky at best When I come across a tweet containing information I would like future-me to take note of, I have a rather inelegant set of strategies for making sure it stays accessible (god forbid I merely rely on remembering; if it’s not down on an externally stored list somewhere outside my brain, it will never see the light of day again):

Generate Word Clouds in R from Conference Tweets

It’s been just about a week since the Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Conference. Clinical researchers in speech-pathology and audiology from all across Canada came to take part in three days of talks, poster presentations, product demos, and planning meetings.