I’ve been using the reticulate package occasionally for a while now, so I was surprised to see that it had only just been officially released. reticulate: R interface to Python https://t.co/qVWmwoMQAP. Comprehensive set of interoperability tools including R Markdown Python…Continue Reading →
If that’s not a great 1960’s band name then I don’t know what is (hint: I don’t know what is).
This was just going to be a few Tweets but it ended up being a bit of a rollercoaster of learning for me, and I haven’t blogged in far too long, so I’m writing it up quickly as a ‘hey…Continue Reading →
Since about October last year, I’ve been writing an introduction to R book. It’s been quite the experience. I’ve finally started making time to document some of the interesting things I’ve learned (about R, about writing, about how to bring…Continue Reading →
Here in the land down under we’ve finally completed our Federal election. We complain that it seems to go on for too long, but it’s a brief distraction compared to the USA electoral process. I managed to do a small…Continue Reading →
They say “if you want to find an answer on the internet, just present a wrong one as fact. Then wait.“
Open-source software is awesome. If I found that a piece of closed-source software was missing a feature that I wanted, well, bad luck. I probably couldn’t even tell if was actually missing or if I just didn’t know about it….Continue Reading →
Can you predict the output from this code? Okay, the first bit is straightforward; it’s a function that puts two string together into one. The next two lines appear to provide a random integer to the set.seed function then sample…Continue Reading →
Another day, another compulsion to see if I can do any better than someone’s solution.
This neat approach showed up recently as an answer to a FiveThirtyEight puzzle and of course I couldn’t help but throw it at dplyr as soon as I could. Turns out that’s not a terrible idea. The question posed is…Continue Reading →