Articles by hilaryparker

Sunsets in Google Calendar using R

May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

I live (and work!) near one of the most beautiful vantage points for sunsets in possibly the entire US. However almost every beautiful sunset I have seen from there has come from either 1) me walking out of work and … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Writing an R package from scratch

April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

As I have worked on various projects at Etsy, I have accumulated a suite of functions that help me quickly produce tables and charts that I find useful. Because of the nature of iterative development, it often happens that I … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Personal R Packages

April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

I came across this R package on GitHub, and it made me so excited that I decided to write a post about it. It’s a compilation by Karl Broman of various R functions that he’s found helpful to write throughout … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Hilary: the most poisoned baby name in US history

January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve always had a special fondness for my name, which — according to Ryan Gosling in “Lars and the Real Girl” — is a scientific fact for most people (Ryan Gosling constitutes scientific proof in my book). Plus, the root … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Creating a random calendar with R

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sometimes this is my life. But it’s so satisfying when you write a program that saves you time! Here is an example. The Problem:  For several years at Hopkins I have been involved in teaching a large (500+ person) introductory Biostatistics class. This … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Love for ProjectTemplate

August 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The advantage about writing a blog post about the tools you wish that you’d used throughout grad school is that, well, it makes you check them out. I went through the ProjectTemplate tutorial, and I’m hooked. Here’s the advantages as … Continue reading → [Read more...]

The Setup (Part 1)

August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of the more challenging things about beginning graduate school was learning what tools and software I needed in order to work efficiently. Unlike college where software requirements were laid out in front of me and everyone seemed to use … Continue reading → [Read more...]

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