Review: A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R, Third Edition

review of A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using R, Third Edition by Torsten Hothorn and Brian Everitt

With the explosion of the amount of data available, the need for stronger data analysis tools than Excel has grown. Fortunately one of the best data analysis tools, R, is also free. This book, A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using R, Third Edition, by Torsten Hothorn and Brian Everitt, provides . . . → Read More: Review: A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R, Third Edition

New Project: Rebel Rock Rules

Rebel Rock Rules

Previously I had talked about my walkabout (“Talk About Walkabout”). One of the projects to come out of walkabout is this one: Rebel Rock Rules.

This new project is just getting started and the plan is still evolving, but the underlying and motivating idea is that I . . . → Read More: New Project: Rebel Rock Rules

A Knock On the Door at 1:57AM

Supermoon, Kendall Giles

What do you do when someone knocks on your door at 1:57AM?

If you are me, evidently, you go outside and look around.

Last night I found 3 girls–one pregnant–in my driveway standing next to their car.

“Do you know how to change a flat?”

To set the stage, I’ll just mention that I . . . → Read More: A Knock On the Door at 1:57AM

Black Belt

Kendall Giles black belt test

A while ago I posted about one of my goals: achieving black belt.

Thankfully, I can now announce that I have successfully accomplished this goal!

Right before leaving on walkabout I undertook one of the most demanding trials I’ve every experienced–my black belt test in the martial art of . . . → Read More: Black Belt

Talk About Walkabout

Saint George's Castle Lisbon

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. — Walden, by Henry David Thoreau.

And Now for Something…

I’m on walkabout.

I realize that for most people that word may be . . . → Read More: Talk About Walkabout