Simple Probability Trees in R

This may surprise you, but there isn’t an easy, “canonical” method to construct simple probability trees in R. Google uncovers some hacky attempts from years past, but it obviously hasn’t been a pressing issue or priority in the community. The reason for this, I think, is threefold: (1) probability trees... [Read More]
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R at the Golden State Sprint Triathlon

Earlier today I completed my first (sprint) triathlon. For me, it was 2 hours and 12 minutes of barbarism–a 1/2 mile swim, a 15 mile bike ride, and a three mile run to boot. I knew my time was poor; I struggled to wiggle out of my wet suit, was... [Read More]
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I am a tidyverse Enthusiast

I am a tidyverse enthusiast. The proof is in the pudding: of my six packages on GitHub, only one DESCRIPTION contains a non-tidyverse package (rcicero, tidyjson). I once contemplated rewriting these packages sans the tidyverse–for science, learning, growth, bragging rights, and character building–but I broke into a cold sweat once... [Read More]
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Introducing ggtextparallels

The purpose of this post is to introduce ggtextparallels, a tool for cheap frugal biblical scholars who don’t want to pay for books and other proprietary software. Somewhere on the internet Hadley Wickham advises new R developers to find problems and then try and solve them. Within that framework, the... [Read More]
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The Language Wars are Good

Hot take: the language “wars” are helpful. It’s surprising that the #rstats community, so attentive to the needs of beginners misses this. [Read More]
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