rddj.info

„The R Project is a great software environment for doing all sorts of data-driven journalism. It can be used for any of the stages of a typical data project: data collection, cleaning, analysis and even (interactive) visualization. And it’s all reproducible and transparent! Sure, it requires a fair amount of scripting, yet…“ Link

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GitHub for non-technical people

„It is intended for people who will not be adding code to GitHub but want to know how to track a project’s progress and will be contributing mainly through issues.“ Link: github.com/dwyl/github-reference

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R for Excel users

„The goal of this website is to be a resource for beginning R users coming from the world of spreadsheets formulas and PivotTables.“ Link: www.rforexcelusers.com

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Design Principles

„Here is our list of time-tested principles of thought for designing all-star applications. It’s a rubric of sorts for judging the well-rounded-ness of an application. Not all applications need all principles applied; however, all can benefit from being interrogated: Could my application be improved by implementing this principle? Should I improve this aspect of my […]

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RegExr

„RegExr is an online tool to learn, build, & test Regular Expressions (RegEx / RegExp).“ Link: regexr.com

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Seven Ways to Create a Storymap

„If you have a story that unfolds across several places over a period of time, storymaps can provide an engaging interactive medium with which to tell the story. This post reviews some examples of how interactive map legends can be used to annotate a story, and then rounds up seven tools that provide a great […]

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Data + Design: a simple introduction to preparing and visualizing information

Free, Creative Commons-licensed e-book „Information design is about understanding data. Whether you’re writing an article for your newspaper, showing the results of a campaign, introducing your academic research, illustrating your team’s performance metrics, or shedding light on civic issues, you need to know how to present your data so that other people can understand it. […]

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