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Using closures as objects in R

For more and more clients we have been using a nice coding pattern taught to us by Garrett Grolemund in his book Hands-On Programming with R: make a function that returns a list of functions. This turns out to be a classic functional programming techique: use closures to implement objects […]

Enhance OSX Finder

I tend to prefer command line Linux and full window OSX for my work. The development and data handling tool chain is a bit better in Linux and the user interface reliability of the complete vertical stack is a bit better in OSX. I repeat here a couple of tips […]

Increase your productivity

I think I have been pretty productive on technical tasks lately and the method is (at least to me) interesting. The effect was accidental but I think one can explain it and reproduce it by synthesizing three important observations on human behavior.

Public Service Article: Back Up

This is a public service article encouraging all of us to back up our data (which more and more is our lives). I sketch some methods and resources for doing this. As more of our life becomes digital (work, finances, passwords, pictures, contacts,dairies,videos and email) we must be more diligent […]