I’m a senior data scientist at Sonos, formerly a research scientist at the MIT AgeLab. Given the recent career change, my about page is a work in progress. I design, code, and write this entire website.
My old-school blog currently focuses on coding, statistics, links of interest, and other musings. I've been writing on the internet since the ‘90s.
compound inequalities in RFeb. 10 2018
It’s surprisingly easy to create a set of custom comparison operators that mimic compound inequality formulas, which can potentially save you some typing and make your code more readable. Let’s have a look at the R features that make this possible.
the pleasures and pitfalls of data visualization with mapsSep. 7 2015
Maps make for some fun data visualizations, but should be used with care. Here I investigate several different ways of mapping and visualizing the same dataset.
understanding ggplot: an exampleAug. 17 2015
In which we learn some of the inner secrets of Hadley Wickham’s venerable R package.
the first 90%Dec. 9 2014
So you want to be a data analyst, huh?
the tardis top ten: human nature / the family of bloodJul. 27 2014
In which we learn about the Time Lord’s true nature by way of the human being he might have been.
the tardis top ten: vincent and the doctorJun. 27 2014
Doctor Who gets mushy as it attempts to answer the question, “Why art?”