Data Validation with assertr: Dates and Regular Expressions

Being introduced to a new R package is like going on a really good first date–you wish you had met the person sooner, you imagine doing all sorts of fun things together in the future, and you can’t wait to blog about the experience. Okay, maybe just the first two.... [Read More]
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How well do you know Calvin and Hobbes? An R Game

One of my most prized possessions is The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, the undisputed greatest comic of all time. I defy anyone to name a strip more hilarious, more cohesive, more emblematic of the vicissitudes of life. I’ve read and reread those volumes countless times, and I rank both Calvin... [Read More]
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How to be an O'Reilley Author

Earlier today I fantasized about publishing a book through O’Reilley Media. Besides producing dozens of essential works on programming, data science, and UX, they’re the ones responsible for introducing IT folk to the African Civit, the Binturong, and my persona favorite, the Springhaas. Would zoology textbooks with terminal prompts and... [Read More]
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