I pushed a new development version of my EIAdata package to github. The main addition is a function 'wngsr' which will pull the latest Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report from the EIA. Instructions on how to install the development version are in the README file.
See HERE for R code to estimate an index model, and a brief homework assignment.
I have been paying around with the R package twitteR. It is an R interface to the Twitter web API. I used it to search for the 1000 latest tweets containing $TSLA (Tesla's stock ticker). I then removed tweets from outside North America, geolocated them, and plotted them on a map. The map is below.
As we would expect, most tweets are from urban areas -- particularly from Washington D.C to Boston, Florida, and California. Surprisingly there is only one tweet from Seattle, but quite a few from Atlanta. Also, there are many more tweets from the southern states compared to the upper midwest.
When I get a chance (hopefully soon), I'll post the code/packages I used to create the map.
I wasn't able to deploy the app with my Debian Sid system, but I was able to deploy it from my Arch Linux box (+1 for Arch).
See the introduction, which includes a brief assignment, HERE.
My EIAdata R package is now available on CRAN. This means you can install the package with a simple,
install.packages("EIAdata") from within R.
A development version of the package is available on GitHub. This package gives you programmatic access, from within R, to over a million energy related time series available through the Energy Information Administration's API.