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Feature Complete

Teaching Tech Together is feature complete: I have to revise the diagrams and do one last pass on grammar, but I think the content is in close-to-finished fo...
June 19, 2019

Chunks versus Functions

I have now done two multi-page analyses in R Markdown, and one thing I’ve noticed is that I’m writing fewer functions than I normally would. A command-line s...
June 16, 2019

Software Isn’t Sustainable

Software Carpentry didn’t start life as a training program: it began as a competition to design software tools that would be easier for scientists to use. Th...
June 14, 2019

Martha’s Rules

A group I’m part of is using Martha’s Rules for consensus-based decision making. It’s working pretty well, and I hope the summary below will be useful to oth...
June 13, 2019