Maps and charts in R: real newsroom examples
Using R, we will make 117 drought maps that appeared in the New York Times last summer, and explore other representations of the same data. In doing so, we will hopefully learn why we might (or might not) want to 'sketch with data' in R.
Prerequisites: A text editor doesn't scare you. Or, if it does, you're game for learning.
Amanda Cox joined the Times graphics desk in 2005, where she creates charts and maps for the newspaper and its website. She has a masters degree in statistics from the University of Washington and received the 2012 Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award from the American Statistical Association. @amandacox
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