Programming is my Suduko; it’s a fun way to spend a few hours, carefully working on a problem that doesn’t need to be solved in the first place. Here are my finished Suduko puzzles.

## = Summer ’12

**A Map of Twitter Usage in R – July 15th 2012**

A world map showing the distribution of tweeters over a 50 minute period, with about 600, 000 data points. Made using maps, ggplot2 and GIMP in a few hours.

http://rpubs.com/RyanGrannell/twitterusage

**A Traceroute Map of the Top 50 websites in R – July 27th 2012**

Another world map, showing the traceroute path to each of the top 50 websites. This project was a perfect example of the 80:20 rule; it took a few hours to gather the data and make a preliminary plot, and a lot more to polish the final result. Dependencies credited within.

http://rpubs.com/RyanGrannell/1039

**A Map of Facebook Friend Geotag Data in R – August 2nd 2012**

All fully anonymous and uncategorised, of course. This project was made very quickly, using functional programming techniques to try get from a blank script to a readable graphic in as short a time possible. Made using maps, gglot2 and rjson.

http://rpubs.com/RyanGrannell/facebookgeotags

**Visualising My WordPress.com Statistics in R – August 14th 2012**

A map showing the views by country of my graphic design blog, *wordpress*.*noobage.com. *I also included a section on evaluating strings as code, and function matching. Made using maps and ggplot2.

http://rpubs.com/RyanGrannell/wordpress

**Visualising the Composition of the Human Body in R – August 23rd 2012**

A simple ggplot detailing the elemental composition of the human body. Made using parallel, XML, ggplot2 and stringr.

http://rpubs.com/RyanGrannell/biocomp

## = Autumn ’12

**Efficient Recursion and Phylogenetic Trees in R – September 14th 2012**

A phylogenetic tree made with a simple distance metric; the memoised longest-common subsequence function. Not exactly accurate, given that I only compared one sequence between taxa. Made using ape.

http://rpubs.com/RyanGrannell/1672

## = Winter ’12

**A Query Builder for the Twitter Streaming API – December 11th 2012**

A simple but pretty app to help build queries for the Twitter Steaming API, made using Shiny.

http://rpubs.com/RyanGrannell/3171

https://gist.github.com/4431698

**Self-Avoiding Walks in R- December 24th 2012**

A function that generates all self-avoiding walks of length n, as a walk over a 2d-lattice centred at (0,0). The problem is (probably) NP-Hard, so don’t expect quick runtime for n > 10. Made using R and igraph

https://github.com/rgrannell1/Self-Avoiding-Walks

**The Neighbour-Joining Algorithm in R – December 24th 2012**

A version of the Neighbour-Joining Algorithm I implemented for my Mathematical Molecular Biology class. My favourite script to date. Takes a distance matrix (possibly named) and returns the phenetic tree with the smallest summed branch lengths at each step, in Newick format.

https://github.com/rgrannell1/NJ/blob/master/main.R

**CodeR 0.9 – January 12th 2013**

A beta version of a function which compiles statistics about your R scripts; code length and shape over time, as well as function usage. Future versions will be neater and have a few extra features, but currently ~~80%~~ 50% of the functionality is present.

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