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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...

Code for blank state panel data

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Create panel data for independent states, using either the Gleditsch and Ward (G&W) or Correlates of War (COW) state lists. I use these as a template for...

Time to learn Python

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

Taking over the world

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I work as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ward Lab here at Duke University. The Lab currently consists of Mike Ward, me, and a group of very smart graduate stud...

Quick background maps in R

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Sometimes, for whatever reason, you want to plot something fast. Last week I had some coordinates associated with event data that I was hoping were all from ...