Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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R in the Browser

Mozilla has just earmarked $25,000 of funding for a research project aimed at getting R running in browsers under WebAssembly. The project is RQ5 in this lis...
April 29, 2019

From Textbooks to Notebooks and Back

I just converted my introduction to R for Python programmers from Jekyll to bookdown, partly because I wanted to learn how bookdown works but also because I ...
April 27, 2019

Ten Quick Tips for Reviewing Lessons

If you do a degree in English literature, you spend most of your time reading and critiquing other people’s work rather than writing new material yourself. I...
April 24, 2019

DataCamp Clarifications

There has been a lot of discussion online about DataCamp’s mishandling of a sexual assault case since Kara Woo bravely came forward on April 5. I published a...
April 22, 2019

Already Mostly There

I picked up Phillips and Rozworski’s The People’s Republic of Walmart on a whim, then read it in three sittings. Its subtitle says, “How the world’s biggest ...
April 22, 2019