Data notes

Beautiful Gantt charts with ggplot2

A new straightforward online interface that makes it easy to create and customise decent-looking charts for grant applications

How to find the population-weighted centre of local administrative units

A structured approach and a new R package to deal with a recurrent question

The prequel to “Finding Tito”

(this post is now published also on balcanicaucaso.org) A few weeks ago, out of curiosity, Davide Denti asked me if I knew how to parse OpenStreetMap data in order to find all streets and squares dedicated to Tito in the former Yugoslavia. I was unfamiliar with how OpenStreetMap stores data, but after a few quick attempts I managed to extract some data and produce a map that looked meaningful. Early feedback suggested that the data were incomplete, and I did not fully polish the data, but – aware that I would not have the time to work on this in the following weeks, and perhaps I would never pick it up again – I decided to make public the draft document I created.