A. Background In previous posts, I covered a number of useful functions and packages for writing reusable code. I wanted to extend on that information by providing a working example of how to put together a function. In particular, I will walk through the process of generating a function that executes evaluation of a time … Continue reading Writing Functions in R: Example One
A. Background The Open Powerlifting initiative attempts to create an accurate and open archive of all powerlifting meet data throughout the world. As someone who recently started competing again after a six year delay from powerlifting, I often mess around with the Open Powerlifting data as it’s of personal interest. Most of the anlysis that … Continue reading Powerlytics: Impact of Age, Gender, and Body Weight on Total Weight Lifted in Powerlifting Meets
The majority of my interaction with the ggplot2 package involves the interactive execution of code to visualize data within the context of exploratory data analysis. This is often a manual process and quite laborious. I recently sought to improve these tasks by creating a series of user defined functions that contained my most commonly used … Continue reading Automate the Boring Stuff: GGPlot2
Not too long ago, I was on the job market looking for work as an applied statistician or data scientist within the the online marketing industry. One thing I’ve come to expect with almost every company is some sort of homework assignment or challenge where a spreadsheet would be presented along with some guidelines on … Continue reading Homework during the hiring process…no thanks!