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  • Finding the Perfect OCR

    By on November 29, 2022

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Apple (just kidding) I attempted many different solutions to convert photos of news articles into machine-readable text, until I found something that worked. Skip ahead to “Apple Monterrey” if you don’t want to read the obligatory life story before the recipe!...

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  • How to Organize Data for Maps

    By on November 21, 2022

    As a form of data visualization, mapping is an informative way to explore and communicate our data and results. However, transforming information into a map-ready dataset is not always an intuitive task. Even when we have coordinates, or locality names, associated with what we collected or summarized, it may...

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  • How the GCDI Digital Research Institute Planted the Seed that Allowed My Research and Career Goals to Grow in New Directions

    By on November 8, 2022

    Picture this: It’s November 2020. COVID is surging. We are all still stuck indoors. No vaccines are yet available. It’s total doom! Okay….maybe you’d rather not think about that time again! In the midst of all that chaos, I surprisingly defended my dissertation proposal, which stated that I would...

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  • What is WordPress?

    By on November 3, 2022

    Today websites have a central place in academic life. Many scholars create websites for research, the courses they teach, and their personal online identities. Thus, having some knowledge of how to collaborate on a website or to create one is becoming a basic skill for everyone in academia (and...

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  • How to Update R from R using the “installr” Package

    By on October 25, 2022

    Before we start R is a powerful statistical/data science programming language. It is also an open-source program that requires regular updates to stay functionally up-to-date. There are different ways of upgrading R as specified in the R Official guidelines. Most users might go to the R Archive Network to...

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