Where and when is market?

A recent newsletter by the German Open Knowledge Foundation drew attention to the webpage wo-ist-markt.de which visualizes place and time of weekly markets in different German cities. Being...

Violent attacks against refugees in Germany

Anti-refugee attacks in the Federal Republic of Germany, including direct verbal and physical crimes against refugees, refugee shelters and facilities for asylum seekers, have strongly increased since the...

History of buildings in Strasbourg

Recently, I came across the crowd-sourcing project Archi-Wiki which documents the history of buildings and places of a city, together with background information on the architect, successive transformations...

Unequal political participation in Europe

This post uses some insights from my master’s thesis where I investigated contextual determinants of inequalities in political participation across European regions, Here I will give a short...

Cinemas in Strasbourg

This post deals with the evolution of cinemas in Strasbourg. Today, there exist five movie theaters in the city of Strasbourg:

Raincouver

The following code stems from a project I prepared while studying in Vancouver. As it was very, very rainy, I decided to analyze some weather data, trying to...

Public toilets in Strasbourg

Ever wandered around a city desperately looking for a public toilet? Fear not, the open data movement is here to help. The city of Strasbourg recently opened a...

Place names in Alsace

Names of places in Alsace are sometimes described as unpronounceable for French people. Most names have a Germanic root and sound pretty exotic for French speakers. I recommend...

Scraping a Wikipedia table

I tried out the rvest package by scraping a Wikipedia table about communities in the Département “Bas-Rhin” in the region of Alsace in France. First thing to do...

Demographics in Alsace

A little Shiny app that visualizes data from INSEE (the national statistics bureau of France) on communities in Alsace. This app was implemented in order to play around...