Tabulating File Information

I have been a bit lazy with regard to deploying this blog and am not sure of the best way of dealing with it As you may know, the package I use, blogdown, you create all the files within a public directory which you can then deploy the files to your server of choice. I have my own site and upload all the files to replace the existing ones The problem I have is that some of the files on the site are very large and so the process can take a long time.

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Geofacetting South African style

Ryan Hafens has recently started what is promised to be a series of blog posts about his geofacet package. In the first post, he argues the case for where this approach has advantages over other forms of choropleth. I have previously looked at the hexmap approach - which may or may not be still working It is possible to create one’s own map to apply to geofacetting but luckily one has already been created for the nine provinces of South Africa - where I am currently visiting

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EPL Week 31

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day Abbreviated version with only four games at the week-end but Salah runs riot

Tenth time a Liverpool player has added an assist to a hat-trick and Salah’s feat was the first in four years; when Suarez achieved it for third time in 18 months

When Goal Difference makes No Difference Huddersfield’s most recent defeat left them in 15th position with a goal difference of -27.


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Where should I live?

After a long spate of just soccer posts, it is a relief(delayed pun intended) to turn to a quick look at a relatively new package, weathercan released under the https://ropensci.org/ banner by @steffilazerte, who has written a comprehensive blog post about it The package provides historical weather data from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s website. Many years ago, I briefly lived in Victoria, BC, Canada and recalled it as a very agreeable climate so moving to North Vancouver I was expecting much of the same.

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EPL Week 30

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day Rashford schools Alex-Arnold

Palace joined WBA with a league-leading ninth one-goal defeat. Every team has suffered at least one such occurrence this season. Surprisingly Huddersfield have lost by a single goal just once in their 15 defeats

Manager changes Several teams have changed manager’s this season in an attempt to acquire a ‘New manger Bounce’.


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EPL Week 29

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day

In 273 league appearances with Manchester United Patrice Evra was part of a line up that conceded 4 or more goals on 5 occasions (1.8%). For West Ham, he is 2 for 2 (100%)

Rod off Burnley’s back As many of you have heard, Burnley finally won a Premier Leaague match under Sean Dyche after going behind.


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EPL Week 28

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day

Ashley Young needs to play just over 3 full games to record the most minutes in a season wearing a Man. Utd. shirt/p>

Top Combos OptaJoe recently tweeted that the Martial and Lukaku had combined for 6 Premier League goals (each with 3 goals and 3 assists).


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EPL Week 27

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts and site updates Match of the Day

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Aguero-a-go-go With the signing of Jesus last season and the pursuit of Alexis Sanchez in the recent transfer window, it appears as though Sergio Aguero is no longer the favourite son at Manchester City.


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EPL Week 26

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts This week’s crisis team, Chelsea. Match of the Day

Jordon Ibe has picked up 3 assists in his most recent two games. He managed just one in 25 appearances for Bournemouth last season

Win Percentages in spite of spending well in excess of 200 million pounds on players since last season’s title-winning season, Chelsea are in some danger of failing to make the top 4 and the end of Conte’s reign as manager now appears to be a matter of when rather than if


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EPL Week 25

For the remainder of the season, I will be travelling with a back up laptop so please excuse any shortfall in posts Spurs score early - but should have more often - against a lack-lustre Manchester United sporting their shiny new toy, Alexis Sanchez Match of the Day

One that got away, not Riyad Mahrez stayed at Leicester, in spite of a transfer request and rumours that Manchester City were willing to spend somewhere around 75 million on him


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