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magrittr’s Doppelgänger

magrittr’s Doppelgänger

Share Tweet R picked up a nifty way to organize sequential calculations in May of 2014: magrittr by Stefan Milton Bache and Hadley Wickham. magrittr is now quite popular and also has ...
Rupture Detection

Rupture Detection

Share Tweet There are some graphs that you cannot forget. One graph that I found puzzling was mentioned on Andrew Gelman’s blog, a few years back, and was related to rupture detection...
puzzled by harmony [not!]

puzzled by harmony [not!]

Share Tweet In answering yet another question on X validated about the numerical approximation of the marginal likelihood, I suggested using an harmonic mean estimate as a simple but ...
The Case For Using -> In R

The Case For Using -> In R

Share Tweet R has a number of assignment operators (at least “<-“, “=“, and “->“; plus “<<-” and “->>” which have different semantics). The R-style guides routinely insist on “<-” as ...