Setting up a Hugo Website with Quarto

Like every other nerd that likes R and has used RMarkdown more than one time in their entire life, I am now in the process of transitioning to using Quarto, and I want to let the world know! I wanted to make good use of Quarto, including utilising the really nice job it does with rendering R, Python, Julia, and JavaScript (not that I’m writing a lot of Julia or JavaScript) and outputting it in a HTML document....

September 11, 2022 · 4 min · 852 words

Combining Tidymodels and Caret for Machine Learning in R

The two main approaches to building machine learning models in R are caret and tidymodels. Having tried both, I found that I struggled to pick my favorite. There’s elements of both that made more intuitive sense to me than the other. I think it’s a product of having become very familiar with the tidyverse, particularly dplyr, for data wrangling, but still using a lot of Base R functions for statistical modeling....

May 7, 2022 · 6 min · 1244 words

Make More Packages!

Having learned R in an academic context, I wasn’t exposed to programming in a linear path that taught me the basics of programming theory and application. I learned how to carry out statistical analysis using R, and my interaction with packages was that they would help me get the job done without having to do everything manually. As a result, package development has always intimidated me a little bit. It seemed like the responsibility of much smarter people that know what they’re doing, and that can build packages that can help me figure out what I’m doing too....

February 19, 2022 · 7 min · 1319 words