I have a bit of a dilemma: we had a test in the R programming class last week. It was slightly longer than the time allotted. I got mostly done. I figured that was okay, since, you know, everybody else seemed to have the same problem in my section, they would probably have the same problem in the other section, so it would all even out. I just got my grade back: 74/90. However, the other section had technical difficulties: the server crashed, the wireless network was down for the people trying to take the test on their own computers, etc. So she's offering everybody the chance to take a second test (on their own time): it's shorter and allows a little more time. She'll take the best of the two scores. I'm unsure whether to take it. If everybody had a fair shot at the first test, I think I would've been pretty okay, comparatively - it's a good score. But if people are taking a second, easier test, they won't be graded on the same scale, so what happens to the 74/90? Is it as good as it was? Is it now a crappy score? I don't want to have to spend some time prepping, then spend a stressful hour and a half doing a test if I don't have to.
More R stuff: as great as R Studio is, I really need to get R working with a real text editor. There's some integration with emacs or vim, but it isn't as nice. I mean, R Studio handles the graphs you spit out very well.
Can't let the wifing unit see this: http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Apparel/Tops/Tanks//Doctor+Who+Her+Universe+TARDIS+Tunic+Tank+Plus+Size-121305.jsp
I misread the bus schedule yesterday. I looked at the time for the next stop on the schedule (9:40) rather than my stop (9:35). Since I had to be somewhere at ~10, I did a double-time march most of the way and slowed down at the end. It was 2.2 miles and I got there at 10:04. I don't like moving quickly when it's cool and dry outside, though, it raises the risk of failing to breathe.
I need to set up a place in the basement to do pullups.
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