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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...

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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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Welcome to R-bloggers!

January 22, 2017
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Welcome to R-bloggers!

Tal Galili, empowering bloggers to empower other R users - Hooray! I am now part of the R-bloggers community! R-bloggers is a blog aggregator for content created by the Rstats community. It was founded by Tal Galili towards the end of 2009, i...

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Why swirl?

January 8, 2017
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Why swirl?

Learn R, in R. - swirl is a software package for the R programming language that turns the R console into an interactive learning environment. Users receive immediate feedback as they are guided through self-paced lessons in data science an...

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satRday in Cape Town

December 16, 2016
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satRday in Cape Town

A celebration of R - In just two months time, the second satRday will be taking place right on my doorstep, in Cape Town, South Africa. I keep telling people I am looking forward to it, but to be honest that’s really quite an understatement. ...

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Introducing hugo!

December 11, 2016
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Introducing hugo!

Fun with bot frameworks - Roughly two months ago, I embarked on a short mission: to setup an instance of hubot for integration with Slack. Despite being armed with only a very limited working knowledge of Javascript (hubot runs on node.js and sc...

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Breaking the Silence

December 7, 2016
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Breaking the Silence

Reflections on new beginnings... - In April of 2016, I made a new friend. His name is Lorenz and he is from Switzerland. We met one evening when I arrived to pick him up for a small church group meeting, and he ambled up to the driver side door...

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