David Neuzerling

David Neuzerling

Data, Maths, R

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I’m creating an R API wrapper around my state’s public transport service. To make life easier for the users, the responses from the API calls are parsed and returned as tibbles/data frames. To make life easier for me, I need to keep track of the API call behind each tibble. I do this by using the tibble::new_tibble() function to attach metadata to the tibble as attributes, and creating a custom print method to make the metadata visible.

5 minute read

There’s a concept in R of an analysis as a package, in which everything you need for your data analysis is contained within a custom package. When you install the package and build the vignettes, the data analysis is performed and results saved as a pretty HTML or PDF file, generated with R Markdown. I wanted to extend this concept to a machine learning model as a package.

9 minute read

If you listen to university advertisements for data science masters degrees, you’d believe that data scientists are so in-demand that they can walk into any company, state their salary, and start work straight away.

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