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Calit2 Feature on NCASD Blog Study

Published on January 31, 2010 by in News

Calit2 article highlights findings from a recent paper by Lab members Butts and Cross. Published in the Journal of Social Structure, this paper shows how blog networks during the 2004 election season evolved in response to both events on the campaign trail and to the cycles of everyday life. To learn more, see the original paper and

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Introducing the UScensus2000-Suite

Published on January 16, 2010 by in News

Six R packages which contain the 2000 US Census spatial data at four different geographies (Block, Block Group, Tract, and Census Designated Places), includes selected demographics, and a series of functions dedicated to managing and manipulating the d…

 
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Introducing the scrapeR Package

Published on January 12, 2010 by in News

We are pleased to announce the release of scrapeR, a new software package for the R computing platform created by NCASD lab member Ryan Acton. The scrapeR package contains tools that assist with the extraction of information embedded in web pages. With this new tool, users can automate the retrieval of information from web-based sources

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