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Analyze and visualize your iPhone's Health app data in R

Intro I am convinced that many data scientists and data analysts acquire a peculiar reflex. Any time they suspect (consciuosly or subconsiously) that somewhere data is being collected, they develop an irresistable itch to analyze that data, oftentimes not even knowing where the data is! After purchasing my first iPhone, I quickly realized that its Health app is capable of storing lots of data points. I looked at and analyzed some weight and steps data from my Android phone in the past, but this seemed like a whole new level.
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Where are the places with the best (and the worst) weather in the United States

Preface TL;DR This analysis has been poisoning my life for over a year. Here are some nice charts. Now I can move on. I’ve been working on this project for way too long. I think I wrote the first line of code on it in November 2017. Well, it is February 2019 now, so… Yeah. Over the course of the year, this hydra has grown many heads. It started simple, but escalated quickly.
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Create World Pixel Maps in R

*Cross-posted: Medium* Today, I’m going to show you how to make pixel maps in R. Why pixel maps? Because they look awesome! I was searching on the web for a while, but couldn’t find a good tutorial. Being stubborn as I am, I eventually figured out a way to get what I want. You know, if you torture your code enough, it might give you what you need. Setup First, of course, loading required packages.
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Do MPAA movie ratings mean anything?

*Cross-posted: Medium * Intro Being a parent in modern days is lots of fun. Not only all of us are pretty much winging it, not having any idea what we’re doing (seriously, you need a license to do braids and nails, yet raising a human being a future member of society is a no-brainer, right?) — we are also constantly being watched and judged by other parents. When it comes to watching movies with our six-year-old son, we don’t have a strict set of rules.
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