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Naming things is hard

December 3, 2017
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Naming things is hard

Prefixing R function names - ‘There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.’ The above quip by Phil Karlton is fairly well known and often quoted, sometimes with amusing extensions: There are two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.— Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) August 31, 2014 There...

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The spark of statistics

July 25, 2017
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The spark of statistics

The science of us - I’ve enjoyed maths for pretty much as long as I can remember. I’m aware that it is rare to make such a statement. Probably straight up weird to some. But that just shows how much I have to be grateful for. I am indebted to ...

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Data Science Podcasts

May 30, 2017
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Data Science Podcasts

Make the most of your commute! - Podcasts are awesome. Especially when you’re stuck in traffic on the way to work. Below are some podcasts I listen to that relate to data science and statistics. Each of them has something slightly different t...

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Data Science Podcasts

May 30, 2017
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Data Science Podcasts

Make the most of your commute! - Podcasts are awesome. Especially when you’re stuck in traffic on the way to work. Below are some podcasts I listen to that relate to data science and statistics. Each of them has something slightly different t...

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R track on exercism.io

April 4, 2017
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R track on exercism.io

The devil is in the details! - As I’ve said before, when it comes to programming I’m a firm believer in the “learn by doing” approach. exercism.io is a project which exemplifies this. I came across exercism.io earlier this year while ex...

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R track on exercism.io

April 4, 2017
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R track on exercism.io

The devil is in the details! - As I’ve said before, when it comes to programming I’m a firm believer in the “learn by doing” approach. exercism.io is a project which exemplifies this. I came across exercism.io earlier this year while ex...

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satRday Cape Town

March 12, 2017
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satRday Cape Town

SA's first R conference - Almost a full month has passed since satRday Cape Town. Time races on (as always) bringing plenty of challenges and opportunities with each new day, but part of me wants to go back and re-live the experience, just to have some more time to take it all in again. It’s an event which...

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satRday Cape Town

March 12, 2017
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satRday Cape Town

SA's first R conference - Almost a full month has passed since satRday Cape Town. Time races on (as always) bringing plenty of challenges and opportunities with each new day, but part of me wants to go back and re-live the experience, just to have some more time to take it all in again. It’s an event which...

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Halite

February 1, 2017
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Halite

May the best bot win - Halite is an artificial intelligence programming challenge. Players control a bot using the programming language of their choice. Bots fight for control of a 2D grid and the bot with the most territory at the end wins. Th...

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Halite

February 1, 2017
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Halite

May the best bot win - Halite is an artificial intelligence programming challenge. Players control a bot using the programming language of their choice. Bots fight for control of a 2D grid and the bot with the most territory at the end wins. ...

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