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Talk like a pirate day 2017

September 18, 2017
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Talk like a pirate day 2017

International Talk Like A Pirate Day Q: What has 8 legs, 8 arms and 8 eyes? A: 8 pirates. Avast, ye scurvy scum! Today be September 19, the International Talk Like A Pirate Day. While it’s a silly “holiday”, it’s a great chance to ...

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Sakura blossoms in Japan

April 10, 2017
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Sakura blossoms in Japan

Springtime and cherry blossoms It is spring, and the flowers bloom. One tree in particular symbolises this: the Japanese cherry (sakura) tree. Every year, millions of Japanese enjoy hanami, jointly watching the cherry blossoms, philosophising abo...

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Our R package roundup (2016)

December 31, 2016
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Our R package roundup (2016)

A year in review And yet again, it’s that time of the year when one eats too much and gets in a reflective mood! 2016 is nearly over, and us bloggers here at opiateforthemass.es thought it would be nice to argue endlessly which R package was th...

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Build your own offshore company

July 6, 2016
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Build your own offshore company

Hackathons are not alike Recently, a number of this blog’s authors were at a data hackathon, the strangest one we’ve been to so far. It was more of a startup pitch gathering, complete with pitch training and whatnot. I was repeatedly asked by...

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Build your own offshore company

July 6, 2016
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Build your own offshore company

Hackathons are not alike Recently, a number of this blog’s authors were at a data hackathon, the strangest one we’ve been to so far. It was more of a startup pitch gathering, complete with pitch training and whatnot. I was repeatedly asked by other participants “so, how do you want to monetise your idea?”. My answer was simple: I don’t....

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IP string to integer conversion with Rcpp

May 19, 2016
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IP address conversion At work I recently had to match data on IP addresses and some fuzzy timestamp matching – a mess, to say the least. But before I could even tackle that problem, one dataset had the IPs stored as a character (e.g. 10.0.0.0), while the other dataset had the IP addresses converted as integers (e.g. 167772160). Storing IPs as...

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IP string to integer conversion with Rcpp

May 19, 2016
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IP address conversion At work I recently had to match data on IP addresses and some fuzzy timestamp matching – a mess, to say the least. But before I could even tackle that problem, one dataset had the IPs stored as a character (e.g. 10.0.0.0),...

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German Temperature Data

May 12, 2016
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German Temperature Data

Temperatures Personally, I thrive in cooler weather. In fact, any temperature above 20°C is summer for me, and anything above 25°C is hot. Most people don’t understand me, but I prefer cold over warm. Fact: if it’s cold, you can put on anot...

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German Temperature Data

May 12, 2016
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German Temperature Data

Temperatures Personally, I thrive in cooler weather. In fact, any temperature above 20°C is summer for me, and anything above 25°C is hot. Most people don’t understand me, but I prefer cold over warm. Fact: if it’s cold, you can put on another piece of clothing until you’re feeling warm again. If, however, it’s warm… Well, there’s only a limited...

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Our R package roundup (2015)

December 30, 2015
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Our R package roundup (2015)

A year in review It’s the time of the year again where one eats too much, and gets in a reflective mood! 2015 is nearly over, and us bloggers here at opiateforthemass.es thought it would be nice to argue endlessly which R package was the best/neatest/most fun/most useful/most whatever in this year! Since we are in a festive mood, we decided...

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