Plotting a hockey rink in R

Raise your hand if you thought you’d be reading about W. E. B. Du Bois and hockey on the same website. If your hand is up and your name isn’t Willie O’Ree, you’re lying. If you are actually Willie O’Ree… YOU’RE READING MY WEBSITE RIGHT NOW?! Also, congrats on your long overdue induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year. Anyway, regardless of your name situation, if you read that post and thought “I want to know more about this hockey plot though,” today’s your day.

ggplot2 meets W. E. B. Du Bois

Data visualization: the rendering of information in a visual format to help communicate data while also generating new patterns and knowledge through the act of visualization itself. — Battle-Baptiste and Rusert (2018) In my life as a statistician, I’ve been meaning to write something about W. E. B. Du Bois for the last few years, and I’m just now getting around to it. Well, I haven’t completely gotten around to it and will write more about this in the future.