Andrew Zieffler

Academic. Data lover. Statistics enthusiast.

Packages and Resources for Data Viz

I have written several notes to myself over the years as reminders. These include ideas for research, R packages I have seen and may use sometime), things to-do, etc. I am in the process of making some of these notes more public on my blog. This will act as a more searchable, curated “note” for myself, but also makes it available to anyone else who would benefit. These are resources I was compiling for use in our course, EPsy 1261: Understanding Data Stories through Visualization & Computing.

Some R Packages to Keep In Mind

I have written several notes to myself over the years as reminders. These include ideas for research, R packages I have seen and may use sometime), things to-do, etc. I am in the process of making some of these notes more public on my blog. This will act as a more searchable, curated “note” for myself, but also makes it available to anyone else who would benefit. R Packages for Productivity blastula is a package for creating beautiful custom emails in R.

A History of R

Tomorrow (July 23, 2020 ) I am speaking on the history of the R statistical software environment as part of a virtual panel for a Lunch & Learn. I like how they used “featuring” in the announcement. It is like I am a hip-hop star! The title of my talk is, A History of R (in 15 minutes…and mostly in pictures). R @ 25 Lunch & Learn: Understanding the Landscape of the Popular Free/Open Source Statistics Software

Spelling Lesson

Came across this funny ditty by Ralph P. Boas in the June 1984 issue of The College Mathematics Journal. The complete citation is: Boas, R. P. (1984). Spelling lesson. The College Mathematics Journal, 15(3), 217. Spelling Lesson Weep for the mathematicians Posterity acclaims: Although we know their theorems We cannot spell their names. Forget the rules you thought you knew Henri Lebesgue has got no Q. Although it almost rhymes with Birkhoff,

Four Sheets to the Wind And a One Way Ticket to France

Conrad Kent Rivers (1933–1968) was a renowned black poet who won the Savannah State Poetry Prize for his poem Poor Peon while he was still in high school. His poem Four Sheets to the Wind And a One-Way Ticket to France was published in his posthumous collection of poetry written about or dedicated to Richard Wright, The Wright Poems (1972). Conrad Kent River’s The Wright Poems. Issued as Volume Eighteen in Paul Breman’s “Heritage Series” of African-American poetry chapbooks.