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Associating points with polygons in R

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Some time ago I posted on how to find geographic coordinates given a list of village or city names in R. Somebody emailed me about how to do the reverse: the...

Quick lookup for country codes

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After more than half a decade at this, it has finally dawned upon me that instead of downloading the Correlates of War state system membership table, or the ...

Defense doublethink

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If you had to take a look at the chart below, what would you say about the overall trend in US defense spending? There’s a bump fairly early on for World War...

Time to learn Python

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Apparently Python is taking over the world (from a post by Tal Yarkoni):