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  • An R wish list for 2012

    An R wish list for 2012

    I expect there will be many reviews and wish lists for R this year, with many of them focusing on either running speed or dealing with large data sets. However, most issues that I would like to see tackled in R next year are not technical but, for lack of a better word, social. Many […]

  • Shaken


    We had a beautiful day sightseeing Banks Peninsula when another quake hit Christchurch: magnitude 5.8 at 1:58pm local time. This has been followed by numerous aftershocks, including a 6.0 at 3:18pm. The MQZ quake drum looked like this: Tomorrow is another day (probably filled with aftershocks).

  • Hiking


    Traveling with friends and family, view from Green Lake towards Lake Tarawera, North Island, New Zealand. Time for walks, nice meals and setting R aside (although I have a few drafts for the blog soon to be published). Now back in the South Island we prepare for a great weekend with more walks, food and […]

  • On R, bloggers, politics, sex, alcohol and rock & roll

    On R, bloggers, politics, sex, alcohol and rock & roll

    Yesterday morning at 7 am I was outside walking the dog before getting a taxi to go to the airport to catch a plane to travel from Christchurch to Blenheim (now I can breath after reading without a pause). It was raining cats and dogs while I was walking doggyo, thinking of a post idea […]

  • A shoebox for data analysis

    Recidivism. That’s my situation concerning this posting flotsam in/on/to the ether. I’ve tried before and, often, will change priorities after a few posts; I rationalize this process thinking that I’m cured and have moved on to real life. This time may not be different but, simultaneously, it will be more focused: just a shoebox for […]