Friday, January 25, 2013

This Week on Twitter

A recap of my twitter account this past week.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Favorite Resource: R-Bloggers

I have programmed professionally in several languages over the course of my career. These include: Vision, C++, visual basic, S-plus, SAS, perl, various scripting languages, and certain proprietary languages. But when I am at home, my default language is typically R.

I enjoy using R in my personal projects primarily for three semi-interrelated reasons. First the similarity between R and S-plus makes R easy to learn and comfortable to use. Second of course is R's unbelievably low price. And third, because of the first two reasons, there is a large and robust community of support. There are a tremendous number of modules, plugins and examples available on the web for such things as time-series analysis, advanced statistics, and good object-oriented design techniques.

Friday, January 18, 2013

This Week on Twitter

One of the new changes around here will be a weekly update or summary of my activity on twitter. Since this is the initial post of this series, I am actually going to include the past two weeks here. While one could alway venture to my twitter page, or follow me directly on twitter to see some of my current thoughts, I think having them incorporated into the blog will prove beneficial. It will create one centralized place where a reader can learn more about me. After all, centralizing and conveying my ideas is a main purpose of this blog.