16 Feb

Committee Checker 2.0

Last fall I wrote a little script that might be useful for graduate students and faculty at my school: it checks to see whether a proposed faculty committee satisfies the university’s requirements. You can read more about the project in this post. This script is now a usable web app! Read More

09 Feb

let’s talk about vectorization

what’s vectorization?

In R, a “vector” refers to a one-dimensional array. A “vectorized” function f() takes a vector [x1, x2, ... , xn] as input and returns the vector [f(x1), f(x2), f(x3), ... , f(xn)]. If you’d like to read more about this, you should read Chapter 3 of the R Inferno Read More

14 Jan

recent blogosphere highlights {part 1}

I love reading other people’s blogs, but I’m terrible at keeping track of all the great stuff that’s out there. I’ll read something, think to myself, “hey that was super cool!” and promptly forget about it as I go on my merry way. NO MORE! I’m starting my own Read More

14 Nov

an unconventional path to efficiency analytics

“How long did that take to run?”

I think I’ve been asked that question approximately one bazillion times in the past few years. Unsurprising: I’m working in computational biology research. Whether we’re developing our own methods or using our computing resources to analyze data for a collaborator, it’s important Read More

14 Nov

an unconventional path to efficiency analytics

“How long did that take to run?”

I think I’ve been asked that question approximately one bazillion times in the past few years. Unsurprising: I’m working in computational biology research. Whether we’re developing our own methods or using our computing resources to analyze data for a collaborator, it’s important Read More