Articles by Boris Vaillant

Linear models: Pushing down and speeding up

October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Let’s start with a few observations about linear models. The usual discussion posits a target variable y of length N and a design matrix X with p columns (of full rank, say) and N rows. The linear model equation can be written and the least squ... [Read more...]

The German fuel prices data set

July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The data set on German fuel prices contains the fuel prices, but not the sales, from more than 14000 fuel stations in Germany since June 2014. It is made available by the webservice Tankerkoenig as a Postgres dump (from June 2014 onwards) under CC... [Read more...]

A simple static website generator with purrr

July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today, I want to present a simple way to use purrr to create a static website generator. Of course, there is Jekyll, Hugo and the blogdown package, but in many cases you may find yourself, like I did, with your own bits and pieces of html, no time t... [Read more...]

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