If blogging was like academia, we would all be saved, thank you for your edits.

A month ago I posted a short piece inspired by a post by MaĆ«le Salmon She actually reached out to me in 10 minutes, telling me I made a weird spelling error (no excuses, I really make those a lot). Then a day or two later Jon Spring walked through the code and realized that I switched two outcomes in the code. Just about 10 days ago I posted about downloading multiple files and Mara Avarick noticed a weird ‘«««’ sign on my website. [Read More]

Your most valuable collaborator, future-you

I was recently at a R users meetup where Hadley Wickham talked about data wrangling. He showed some interesting stuff! Did you know that you can put a data frame into a data frame? You can make a list of data frames and add that list to your data frame. Very cool, and more useful then I thought, but that is not what I wanted to talk about. I would like to give you some tips about working with someone you will probably work with in the future. [Read More]

Version control with Git

Keeping track of versions You work on a project and would like to keep track of what you did. That is why keep old versions of your files. That way you can go back if you messed up beyond recognition. Usually that looks like this: Or you use dropbox or something like it: Other people use email. Emailing to themselves or to collaborators when they finished something. [Read More]