I want this blog to be about statistics, plain and sample. No frills, no tomfoolery, just bare-boned statistics from beginning to end. Plus Emacs, ESS, Org-Mode, and R, but that goes without saying.
I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, but had as of yet convinced myself that I didn’t have time for it. A sabbatical coupled with the renewed energy of a use R! conference can change things considerably.
Emacs + Org mode + Jekyll + Github = Blog + R!
After much fiddling and googling I have managed to figure out how to run a blog entirely through Emacs and Git. If you’d like to do the same I recommend reading here and here, with liberal doses of here and here. Ultimately, if you’d like to know how I do it then you can find the org-mode source code for this blog here and you can download the final result here (which still is source code but is as close to final as possible).
The bottom line: with this setup I can effortlessly do R code like this:
rnorm(10)  -1.07503636 -0.11587837 0.64801870 -0.78416095 -0.05825559 -0.26152707  0.36192812 -0.63710301 -0.35185059 0.30624394
And can include plots like this:
A plot to get things started