I'm very happy to announce that {chronicler}, an 📦 I've been working on for 3+ months is now available on CRAN! The following blog post introduces it very quickly:


apparently my elderly neighbor has been maintaining a personal website about the history of UK photography and it is an incredible piece of work.

apparently he still uses some piece of adobe software from the 90s. there is so much care and effort here, and its such a pristine image of the early web being still updated 😭


My package, {chronicler}, is getting ready for release on CRAN: but I would like people to test it out and tell me if they get some bugs or anything else that is weird. If you're interested in logging function calls, give it a spin: b-rodrigues.github.io/chronicl


I've always wanted to be able to iterate over database tables, and I knew purrr was the answer, somehow. I've been slowly working up to solving all the pieces of the puzzle, and along with the glue package, here's the answer I've come up with

A blog post I think people from this instance would find interesting

Graphical User Interfaces were a mistake but you can still make things right


the post is focused on the practice of statistics, but the key message is the same whatever you program

Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g. merveilles.town/@lrhodes.rss

That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.

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I really like spacemacs but emacs is just to slow on windows, which unfortunately I have to use at work... I might give vscodium a try IF I can configure it to work exactly like spacemacs

How good has #Matrix + #Element gotten!
If anyone is looking for a good #RStats community that is not on a centralised, proprietary platform, there is now a space with several rooms, administered by @gwmngilfen :
Lovely people and lovely software. 💚

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New blog post: Using cosine similarity to find matching documents - a tutorial using 's letters to his friend Lucilius


Want to learn data science with ? how about you read my WIP ebook? b-rodrigues.github.io/modern_R
let me know what you think!

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