In my little world of finance, data almost always is a time series. Through both quiet iteration and significant revolutions, the volunteers of R have made analyzing and charting time series pleasant. As a mini-tribute to all those who have helped, I wanted to write a short history of R time series plotting, specifically focusing on financial time series. I have embedded below, but it will look much better if you go to Github pages version.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Shutterstock’s open source Rickshaw provides a very nice tutorial to get started building interactive time series d3.js charts with Rickshaw. I just could not resist rebuilding the tutorial but this time ENTIRELY in R with the amazing packages slidify and rCharts. I have embedded the tutorial below, but it will probably look much better if you go directly to the Github pages version.
The slidify and rCharts author Ramnath Vaidyanathan has done an incredible job and continues to perfect these fine tools. They completely transformed my workflow and output by allowing both dynamic and interactive components that I can combine into a beautiful document. Be sure to see him present to this NYHackr meetup on June 17, 2013.