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I wish I knew everything about R. I wish I could vectorise in my…

July 12, 2011
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I wish I knew everything about R. I wish I could vectorise in my…

I wish I knew everything about R. I wish I could vectorise in my sleep. I wish there were perfect R packages out there to solve all my data transformation problems. I wish there were perfect data. If I were Paul Graham, would I ever write code like the...

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R books are now showing up in the dollar bin. That’s a good…

June 7, 2011
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R books are now showing up in the dollar bin. That’s a good…

R books are now showing up in the dollar bin. That’s a good sign!

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Let’s try this again: Introducing Rook for #rstats!

April 25, 2011
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Well I totally botched my launch last week. Thankfully, my wife straightened me out: I decided to change the name of Rack to Rook so there won’t be any future confusion. And instead of rewriting all my posts last week, just read them again and every...

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Did I Say Rack?

April 21, 2011
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I can tolerate a lot of things, like the haters on reddit, even a colleague calling me out to be a jerk. But when my wife starts talking to me really fast and using herhands, then I need to rethink my position: Me: “Hey come here and look at these co...

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Whither rApache and Rook (for R)

April 20, 2011
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Whither rApache and Rook (for R)

The above picture shows what an apache child process will look like once I add Rook support to rApache. An explanation of the above: 1) The light-orange colored box describes the apache process space. 2) Everything in blue, whether light-blue or cyan,...

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Introducing Rook

April 18, 2011
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Introducing Rook

Rook is a web server interface and software package for R. It is very much like Ruby’s Rack. In fact it is so much like Ruby’s Rack that I decided to use the same name and basic class hierarchy. You could say I “borrowed heavliy” from Ruby’s ...

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Rook shipped to CRAN

April 15, 2011
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Rook shipped to CRAN

I sometimes feel like this picture: alone, left with just my thoughts and a little light to illuminate my work. For my daughter pictured above on the stool, her work is a pen and ink drawing. For me, it’s a finished piece of software to share with t...

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Using rApache for Web Services

April 5, 2011
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Ran across a technical report I wrote in April 2009 regarding my work linking REDCap with rApache. Here’s the introductory text and a link to the original report (note that way back then I was calling it Rapache - now it’s rApache - don’t ask): ...

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R Still On Top

March 24, 2011
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R Still On Top

According to the Google Ngram corpus, R is still the top rated statistical software package. Ok, I’m just kidding. That plot is worthless. All the data are from books published between the years 1890 and 2008, and none of those software packages wou...

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Look at that! I dethroned Hadley in the “Most Watched…

March 1, 2011
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Look at that! I dethroned Hadley in the “Most Watched…

Look at that! I dethroned Hadley in the “Most Watched This Week” list on github.com.

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