From the post: Welcome to another installment of Reproducible Finance with R. Today we are going to shift focus in recognition of the fact that there’s more to Finance than stock prices, and there%u2019s more to data download than quantmod/getSymbols. In this post, we will explore commodity prices using data from Quandl, a repository for…

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From the post: These days there’s always some new technology, something new and shiny, to bring into the classroom. But “new” and “shiny” are not, in themselves, good reasons to adopt a new technology in your classroom; nor are they good reasons to reject it. Whether we’re talking about a virtual reality headset, a collaborative online…

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From the post: In “Teaching Yourself to Code in DH,” Scott Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University) has compiled an annotated list of “book-length introductions to analytic programming in DH.” Weingart invited participation via Twitter and a Google spreadsheet as part of a larger project collecting humanities research methodologies. He then culled the most relevant from these to…

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From the post: JSTOR have just announced the JSTOR Labs Text Analyzer, a clever tool–still in Beta–that will analyze any document you upload (or text that you copy and paste) and find suggested matches in the JSTOR archives. It’s an interesting proposition–if you click that link on a phone, you can even take a picture…

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From the post: The ubiquitous tenure binder, serving as documentation of one’s academic endeavors, is gradually being replaced by digital processes that involve significantly fewer hours spent on printing and copying. If your university has recently switched over to a digital system, or if you’ve just started at an institution with a digital materials submissions process,…

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From the post: From the How do you collaborate remotely with co-authors? How do you make sure that what you write is as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, and do so such that your readers become collaborators as well? Read the full post here.

The Library of Congress has published “On a Collections as Data Imperative” by Thomas Padilla (UC Santa Barbara). From the Article: Libraries support individuals working through the many facets of complexity that constitute the human condition. The collections as data conversation is an extension of this tradition – provision of the means for meaning making….

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