Making a GIF of Solar Panel Installations in Minnesota and Wisconsin

My friend Nadia has been working on her (amazing!) honors thesis in economics about solar energy in homes and peer effects. She wanted to make some maps of the number...

Spatial clustering of personal belief exemptions for vaccines in California

I’m someone who learned GIS by using ArcGIS. As I became more comfortable with R, Python, and QGIS, though, I was frustrated by how inaccessible ESRI products are to many...

Creating conversation heaRts for Valentine's Day

The weekend before Valentine’s Day, my friend Pippa and I were sitting at our kitchen table trying to decide how to celebrate. We wanted a way to show all of...

On struggling with aes(): an intro to writing functions with ggplot outputs

Last week I was trying to programmatically create plots and came across so many errors! Mostly I was not understanding why my variables weren’t translating from inputs in my function...

It's getting hot in here: Looking at heat-related 311 reports in Boston homes

The past two weeks have been great, but so busy. I just started my classes for this semester and so far, so good (great, in fact!). I’ve also been applying...