June 6, 2018

Airportr: a lightweight package for airport data

As someone whose day job is in the travel and tourism industry, I have to work with airport codes, names, and locations all the time. airportr is a lightweight package to help deal with a few common airport related tasks. This package bundles open license airport data from OurFlights with several utility functions and does not require any API calls or dependencies beyond dplyr. airportr is easy to install from Github (or soon CRAN). Read more

February 20, 2018

The Great Wait

This interesting post by Nathanael Lauster caught my eye last week looking at the gradual shift in age-specific birth rates for women in British Columbia over the last few decades. Nathanael is a Professor of Sociology at UBC and you may have heard of his book “The Life and Death of the Single-Family House”. Too pretty not to share: illustrating the Great Wait, a.k.a. the gradual shift in timing of childbearing in BC. Read more

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