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Bad Stock Photos of My Job? Data Science on Pexels

May 5, 2018
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Bad Stock Photos of My Job? Data Science on Pexels

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 Pexels metadata for the win Where to find information related to stock...

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Lintr Bot, lintr’s Hester egg

March 29, 2018
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Lintr Bot, lintr’s Hester egg

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...

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Storrrify #satRdayCapeTown 2018

March 23, 2018
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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 was a fantastic experience! The event was very well organized,...

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hrbrpkgs: list Bob Rudis’ packages

March 3, 2018
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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 of things! And he’s always ready to help: after...

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Combine your hex stickers with magic(k)

February 21, 2018
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Combine your hex stickers with magic(k)

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 pic.twitter.com/DY7UgeBzYV— David Robinson (@drob) 1 d’abril de 2016 I’ve got a pretty random hex stickers combination on my laptop, but...

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Galentine’s day cards

January 25, 2018
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Galentine’s day cards

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
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Rainbowing a set of pictures

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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Cheer up, Black Metal Cats! Bubblegum Puppies

January 3, 2018
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Cheer up, Black Metal Cats! Bubblegum Puppies

Do you know the Black Metal Cats Twitter account? As explained in this great introduction, it “combines kitties with heavy metal lyrics”. I know the account because I follow Scott Chamberlain who retweets them a lot, which I enjoy as far as one can...

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Are #python users more likely to get into Slytherin?

December 31, 2017
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Are #python users more likely to get into Slytherin?

This post requires some familiarity with the Harry Potter books but I’m committed to making this blog friendly to everyone, even Muggles/Nomajes. Have you seen Mark Sellors’ blog post series about writing command line utilities in R? It’s a great one but I was a bit puzzled by his using randomness to assign houses in his sorting hat example (he...

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My #Best9of2017 tweets

December 29, 2017
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My #Best9of2017 tweets

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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