I am a data analyst and R developer. If you would like to know more about me, please visit the About page.
You can find a list of some (more or less) recent blog posts below; most of them are related to coding.
For people who want to practice machine learning, An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R by Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani is a popular textbook choice. It certainly helps that a PDF version of the book is available for free on the authors’ website, but the book itself is also an excellent introduction to techniques for statistical learning. When refreshing my statistical learning skills earlier this year and learning Python for data analysis, the ISLR book was the main reading in the online course that I took.
Calling Joanne K. Rowling an amazing writer is certainly an understatement. Her Harry Potter universe is a fascinating world and I personally really love the Cormoran Strike novels that she started to publish under a pseudonym. Recently, I happened to stumble over a blog post about Joanne K. Rowling’s 8 Rules of Writing - and realized that they actually also apply to writing code for data analysis. Below is the overview with a few subtle tweaks in italics and bold…
Update Apr 20th: The course has recently been made available again on edx.org. SQL was developed in the 1970s, but is still a workhorse in many modern data analysis pipelines. There are countless SQL introductions and tutorials available on the internet, but it took me a while to find the one that works best for me. During the process of broadening my programming skills beyond R, I went through a number of SQL online courses.
The universe of RStudio themes is growing constantly. I have updated the RStudio Theme Collection to account for new themes that have been created recently. Thanks to z3tt for the Viridis theme, to William Carcamo for the Custom theme, to Alfredo Hernández for the Darkula theme, to Matt Dube for several themes (Gruvbox, Paper Color), to Linda for Material Theme Darker / darkrstudio, to Alessio Maggiorelli for the Matrix Glow theme, to Stephen Siegert for the Nord Polar Night theme, and to David Gibson for the Ayu themes (dark, mirage, light).