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.
I started to bake my own bread since moving to Geneva a few years ago. Being close to France means that local bakeries offer good baguettes and great croissants, but I grew up on German bread which is very difficult to get in the area. After having tried a variety of store-bought bread, I could not find anything that was close to the artisanal bread that tastes like home - so I started to bake it myself and realized that I am enjoying the process of baking.
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…