Category: Tutorials

  • Creating Your First PDF with LaTeX and Atom

    This tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating your first PDF with LaTeX and Atom. This guide focuses on installing LaTeX and Atom on a Mac, but since Atom is a cross-platform editor, most of the instructions should work on Windows and Linux as well. You will need about an hour to download […]

  • R for Impact Evaluation: R and Stata Side-by-side

    This tutorial follows the Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices, chapter 11. The data files we will use can be downloaded from here. The first part of Chapter 11 is covered in Impact Evaluation on a Budget: World Bank Data and R. Notes on Commands Stata commands are typed in lowercase, R commands […]

  • Impact Evaluation on a Budget: World Bank Data and R

    Introduction This entry will be the first in a series where we go through all of the Stata exercises in the World Bank’s excellent and free Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices written by S. Khandker, G. Koolwal and H. Samad in 2009. The book can be downloaded for free here. The book […]

  • Google Charts and CSV Part 3: Side-by-Side Bubble Charts

    Introduction If you haven’t already, go ahead and take a look at the previous two installments of this series (Easy Data Visualization with Google Charts and a CSV and More Google Charts with a CSV: Bubble Charts). Today we’re going to take the bubble chart from More Google Charts with a CSV: Bubble Charts and […]

  • More Google Charts with a CSV: Bubble Charts

    Last time we built an interactive scatter plot. This time we’re going to turn that scatter plot into a bubble chart (see a preview of the finished product here). Start by openning up the HTML document we created last time. You can see the source here or expand the section below: Add Controls for Size […]

  • Easy Data Visualization with Google Charts and a CSV

    Static figures work fine for a print publication. However, when you want to present your research or collected data online, static is stale and dynamic is alive. Today we’re going to take a CSV and create a simple, but interactive, scatter plot. This tutorial assumes some basic familiarity with HTML and JavaScript. If you don’t […]

  • First Beamer Presentation with LaTeX and Sublime Text 2

    This tutorial will walk you through the creation of your first beamer presentation using LaTeX and Sublime Text 2. I will assume you have at least made your first PDF with LaTeX in Sublime Text 2 (Mac-specific setup instructions). Create beamer_test.tex Start by opening Sublime Text 2, and saving a new document as “beamer_test.tex“. On […]

  • Using SourceTree and Git for Research (Part 2): Bitbucket

    In the first part of this tutorial we created a local git repository with SourceTree, committed a change, and reviewed the commit history. Make sure you have either already completed the previous part of this tutorial, or that you already have a repository on SourceTree you want to link up with Bitbucket.org. Making a remote […]

  • Using SourceTree and Git for Research (Part 1)

    A Version control system (VCS) helps you manage changes to documents and programs. This goes beyond using Track Changes in Microsoft Word. For example, you can revert to older versions of a LaTeX document or program written in Stata, SAS, or R. With a distributed version control system (DVCS), you can track changes to all […]

  • Run z-Tree on a Mac:
    OSX, MacPorts, and Wine

    Inspired by laziness, Jonathan Page tackles running z-Tree on OS X. Along the way, we’ll use MacPorts and Wine. Ditch your PC! Run z-Tree on a Mac!