30 Oct

in search of the perfect workflow

As I’ve spent more and more time writing code and analyzing data over the past few years, it’s become increasingly obvious that developing a good, comfortable workflow is really important. Having a less-than-ideal step somewhere in your workflow is one of those situations where you don’t even notice you have Read More

29 Oct

Viewing PDFs on cluster nodes

We have a cluster.  We are recommended to use cluster nodes instead of the portal computer to do any computation or anything above light work (i.e. text editing).  I recently wanted to view pdf files (output from an analysis) on a node.  Some of these can be big files, Read More

29 Oct

SizeUp and Mavericks

So after recommendation of @acfrazee, I started using SizeUp, and it changed my life.  But after upgrading Mavericks, I couldn’t get SizeUp 1.5 to work.  In order to get it to work, you need to go to System Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> Accessibility -> (unlock Read More

24 Oct

Mavericks and RStudio

Mavericks and RStudio

I just upgraded to OSX Mavericks and RStudio Preview. I like the RStudio Presentation mode and saw that they added a new R-HTML type document (along with a pres document). I’m a big fan of Shiny, but thought that the live preview in the plots page was Read More