Articles by Maëlle Salmon

Bad Stock Photos of My Job? Data Science on Pexels

May 5, 2018 | Maëlle Salmon

I couldn’t miss the fun Twitter hashtag #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob thanks to a tweet by Julia Silge and another one by Colin Fay. The latter inspired me to actually go and look for what makes a data science photo… What characterizes “data science” stock photos? My (not bad) stock photo source ... [Read more...]

Lintr Bot, lintr’s Hester egg

March 29, 2018 | Maëlle Salmon

Remember my blog post about automatic tools for improving R packages? One of these tools is Jim Hester’s lintr, a package that performs static code analysis. In my experience it mostly helps identifying too long code lines and missing space, although... [Read more...]

Storrrify #satRdayCapeTown 2018

March 23, 2018 | Maëlle Salmon

One week ago I was in Cape Town for the local satRday conference, where I had the honor to be one of the two keynote speakers, the other one being sports analytics extraordinaire Stephanie Kovalchik (You can read Stephanie Kovalchik’s account of the conference in this blog post). It ... [Read more...]

hrbrpkgs: list Bob Rudis’ packages

March 3, 2018 | Maëlle Salmon

Recently I needed to count lines of code for a project at work work (this is an expression of the person honored in this post), and happened to discover that Bob Rudis had started an R package wrapping the Perl CLOC script. Of course! He has packages for a lot ... [Read more...]

Combine your hex stickers with magic(k)

February 21, 2018 | Maëlle Salmon

Hex stickers remind me of Pogs, except they’re cooler because you can combine them together! Some people do that very smartly. Now when I forget how to do an #rstats analysis I can just check the back of my laptop #runconf16— David Robinson (@drob) 1 ...
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Galentine’s day cards

January 25, 2018 | Maëlle Salmon

Remember the nascent series of blog posts about Parks and recreation? Well, we’re still at one post, but don’t worry, here is a new one, and I’m sure the series will eventually be a real one. I’m looking at you, my R-Ladies friends. That said, ...
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Rainbowing a set of pictures

January 6, 2018 | Maëlle Salmon

I’ve now down a few collages from R using magick: the faces of #rstats Twitter, We R-Ladies with Lucy D’Agostino McGowan, and a holiday card for R-Ladies. The faces of #rstats Twitter and holiday card collages were arranged at random, while the We ...
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My #Best9of2017 tweets

December 29, 2017 | Maëlle Salmon

You’ve probably seen people posting their #Best9of2017, primarily on Instagram I’d say. I’m not an Instagram user, although I do have an account to spy on my younger sister and cousins, so I don’t even have 9 Instagram posts in total but I do l...
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Possum magic: mapping an Australian children’s book

December 15, 2017 | Maëlle Salmon

Our brand-new baby received a fantastic picture book as a gift: Possum magic, a classic for Aussie kids. Thanks, Miles! In that book, Hush the possum and her Grandma Poss encounter different Australian animals and travel across well eat their way through the country. It is an adorable story with ... [Read more...]

Where to live in the US

November 15, 2017 | Maëlle Salmon

I was fascinated by this xkcd comic about where to live based on your temperature preferences. I also thought it’d be fun to try to make a similar one from my R session! Since I’m no meteorologist and was a bit unsure of how to define winter and ... [Read more...]

R-Ladies global tour

October 5, 2017 | Maëlle Salmon

It was recently brought to my attention by Hannah Frick that there are now sooo many R-Ladies chapters around the world! R-Ladies is a world-wide organization to promote gender diversity in the R community, and I’m very grateful to be part of this co... [Read more...]
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