Articles by awaiting assimilation

Did I Say Rack?

April 21, 2011 | awaiting assimilation

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 ... [Read more...]

Whither rApache and Rook (for R)

April 20, 2011 | awaiting assimilation

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,... [Read more...]

Introducing Rook

April 18, 2011 | awaiting assimilation

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 ... [Read more...]

Rook shipped to CRAN

April 15, 2011 | awaiting assimilation

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... [Read more...]

Using rApache for Web Services

April 5, 2011 | awaiting assimilation

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): ... [Read more...]

R Still On Top

March 24, 2011 | awaiting assimilation

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... [Read more...]

Google, The Brew’s On Me

December 3, 2010 | awaiting assimilation

While drinking these fine liquids may up your trip count to the john, they can also make your R reports better. Not because they allow you to reach your Ballmer Peak… but because each of these elixers is the direct result of brewing. Okay, I’m rea... [Read more...]

Almost There

August 24, 2010 | awaiting assimilation

It’s been a long wait, but it’s almost over… Ever felt like you started a term paper over and over? Never really getting the mojo to finish it? That’s how I felt creating an ubuntu package for rApache. They should be available in a few hours on... [Read more...]

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