The Blind Leading the Blind
R for Journalists
Tools for using and learning R, mostly for computational and data journalists, but everyone's welcome!
Curated by M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
Although not necessarily the best way of publishing data, data tables in PDF documents can often be extracted quite easily, particularly if the tables are regular and the cell contents reasonably space. For example, official timing sheets for F1 races are published by the FIA as event and timing information in a set of PDF…
In a course team accessibility briefing last week, Richard Walker briefly mentioned a tool for automatically generating text descriptions of Statistics Canada charts to support accessibility. On further probing, the tool, created by Leo Ferres, turned out to be called iGraph-Lite: ... an extensible system that generates natural language descriptions of statistical graphs, particularly those…