Stephen Feagin

Wed 23 November 2016

RStudio on Ubuntu 16.10

I decided to give my old, slow laptop a new life by installing Lubuntu, a lightweight version of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu. I had no problem installing R and LaTeX, but ran into trouble when I tried to install RStudio. Using the .deb file from the RStudio website, the …

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Mon 21 November 2016

Library of Congress Lookup

So I had an extreme fit of nerdiness this afternoon, and wrote a small program that takes an input file of different books, and uses the ISBNs to look up their call numbers in the Library of Congress system. It took a little bit of thinking and tinkering around, especially …

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Fri 11 November 2016

Missing the Mark

Most of my friends and close family, and myself, are reeling from the results of Tuesday's election. There are two main questions being asked, and they need to be separated conceptually. The first is. "How did this happen?" The second is, "Why didn't we see this coming?"

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Mon 03 October 2016

ioslides with R Markdown

Over the weekend, I decided to write up some slides for my stats section on Monday. Having really gotten into the groove of using R Markdown, and having gotten a little rusty on using LaTeX with knitr, I decided to play around with HTML5 slides instead of going the beamer route.

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