A Byte of my 2.2-lb Brain

Just sharing stuff…

Earthquake Maps in R

Publishing on GitHub the R code I wrote to visualize an earthquake map, particularly focusing on the disaster event that hit the island province Bohol in 2013.

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mining, reading, manipulating, and plotting map data

Sharing some Python recipes I wrote for mining, reading, manipulating, and plotting map data.

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

How well do you know your province?

Let’s play a game! Can you guess which Philippine provinces these road networks belong to? The first one is easy peasy!

July 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

The 2016 VP Race

We take a peek at the data on the controversial Philippine VP race that prompted many Pinoy academics to download, visualise, and analyse the 2016 election results in the wake of the allegations of systematic cheating

May 20, 2016 · 7 Comments

Philippine Elections Chatters

The plots below show the Mention Network of Twitter users (bots and humans) discussing the Philippine Elections. Building a network such as the ones here can help one to visualize (and even … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Twitter Users as Seismographs

The idea that Twitter users generate volumes of earthquake-related tweets at the onset of an earthquake is hardly new [link], but it’s always fun to work with data from home … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Evolution & Prevalence of Politcal Dynasties in the Philippines

How much of our country will we lose to political dynasties in 2016? After Election Day, will the country be able to reclaim territory from dynasties, or will the bleeding … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The “development” of the Metro Manila MRT/LRT

 An advanced city is not a place where the poor move about in cars, rather it’s where even the rich use public transportation. – Enrique Peñalosa Contrasting the development of … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

Ring of Fire

As always, feel free to verify the info provided here. Please do not hesitate to give me a shout-out in the comments section if and when you find significant errors … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Did you tweet about the Bohol earthquake?

A word cloud of tweets I collected on the Bohol earthquake from 15-17 October 2013. The map of Bohol (right) shows the earthquake incidence (M>4.5) within the same period. Earthquake … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 1 Comment