Category Archives: Networks

R Packages, easy as a delicious dessert

I have long wanted to write R packages.  But for some reason, I thought that I wasn’t capable of such a feat.  “R package authors are super stars, I’m just me,” I would think in a mix of despair and … Continue reading

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Defended!

I just defended my dissertation. I simultaneously want to take a three-years nap, and do a victory lap around campus. Hurray!

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Capital Bikeshare Data Release

The Simply Statistics Blog‘s “Sunday Statistics Roundups” are always an interesting read.  These posts tend to bring together links about statistics in the news, contests, conferences, and also data sets.  This week’s roundup had a link to a really interesting data … Continue reading

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2013

Happy International Year of Statistics!  I am going to celebrate by analyzing social network data in my favorite cafe.

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Projects Galore (Part 1) Ego-Networks of Women with Advanced Cancer

I am working on many projects with Dr. Melissa Clark.  Here is one project that is coming along nicely: We have access to data on women who have advanced cancer.  Each woman (the ego) was asked about the important people in … Continue reading

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Extracurricular activity

I recently read in Inside Science that physicists had applied network analytic tools to discover whether three classic myths: Beowulf, the Iliad, and Tain Bo Cuailnge, were based in real life events (Here is the original article).    In a project that … Continue reading

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