One of the tasks that I have to work on, and would like to document for the future is the interoperation of Zurmo (CRM software), SurveyGizmo (Survey Software) and ifbyphone (IVR and Call Recoding Software).
With R, I have reached a plateau where solving problems is essentially a trivial matter. Although R provides facility for performing functions outside of data analysis there are a number of elements relating to integration with the web where it simply cannot manage everythihg. I would like to increase the scope of my skills but avoid a low level programming language, so learning Ruby or Python seems to be a logical choice that fits with my career goals.
The concept is simple, provide a set of files that anyone can use to recreate your output in exactly the same fashion that you have. [Reproducible Research] is not new. The ability to look back and say "here is how we did that" - is worth the extra time required to do so.
The Green Plum Data Science blog had a recent article about the use of the word "data" as plural, technically it is plural - but only statisticians seems to use it as such. Google provides two cool research tools that allow us to take a ...
When I loaded a fresh install of Ubuntu on my Dell XPS 15, the initial battery life was *horrible*, no - *terrible*. A measly 90 minutes of battery life, to begin with. The problem is related to the drivers for the NVIDIA Optimus graphics card. Unfortunately, NVIDIA is somewhat well known for having a [bad relationship] with Linux.
I really love the knitr package. It allowed me to convert a wordpress blog into a private knowledge base of survey data and statistical reports with only a few hours of work. It sure beats the hell out of mucking around with latex!
If, like me, you do a bit of work with mutual fund data across a number of sources, you'll eventually need to pull in the dealer codes or the fund codes. Below is a working example of how to pull in active dealership codes