R track on exercism.io

The devil is in the details!

As I’ve said before, when it comes to programming I’m a firm believer in the “learn by doing” approach. exercism.io is a project which exemplifies this. I came across exercism.io earlier this year while exploring GitHub looking for an open source project to contribute to. The premise is fairly simple:... [Read More]
Tags: rstats, R, exercism, open source, learning, programming

satRday Cape Town

SA's first R conference

Almost a full month has passed since satRday Cape Town. Time races on (as always) bringing plenty of challenges and opportunities with each new day, but part of me wants to go back and re-live the experience, just to have some more time to take it all in again. It’s... [Read More]
Tags: rstats, R, satRday, conference, Cape Town, South Africa

Here's To The Ones Who Dream

Thoughts on La La Land

Last night I finally went to go and see La La Land. I’m happy to say it lived up to my expectations. Over the past few years I’ve made a habit of listening to podcasts while driving to work in the morning. I find it’s a great way to redeem... [Read More]
Tags: movies, music, art, soundtrack

Halite

May the best bot win

Halite is an artificial intelligence programming challenge. Players control a bot using the programming language of their choice. Bots fight for control of a 2D grid and the bot with the most territory at the end wins. The company behind Halite is Two Sigma, a New York City-based hedge fund... [Read More]
Tags: rstats, bots, programming, algorithms, artificial intelligence