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By gzt (Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 09:53:39 AM EST) gzt, knitr, tardis dress, pullups, bus, geometry, high dimensional (all tags)
it's a package for R that lets you go very easily from source code to a web page that includes your source code. easiest way to write up reports for homework, sure, but also great in general. It took maybe five minutes extra (over the alternative of merely commenting in my source code) to write up what I did in the assignment. And now it's just a web page. I could put it up on my site or something.

I think I'm boned: I've been given a paper to present in the high-dim working group, fairly light fare, comparatively, but I still think it's a little much for me, so I might chat about it with the guy in charge. But it's way cool, about the geometry of high-dimensional, low sample-size stuff. It hits all the stuff I do, in fact, know: discrete geometry, SVMs, numerical methods, some functional analysis. But it also contains stuff I don't know a damn thing about: statistics (ha!).

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:

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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Hot topic is not time rock by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 10:15:21 AM EST
I don't think sixteen year old or her geeky pals realize hot topic carries Who stuff.

Before I read this by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 08:39:05 AM EST
I would have assume that KnitR was some Web 2.0 site for the sewing/crafty crowd that never quite took off the way Pinterest did.

or perhaps an Etsy-like site? by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 09:02:34 AM EST

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Which would lead to by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 09:04:07 AM EST
the failure parade parody site KnitErr.

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or possibly a sex-and-cruising app by nathan (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 03:19:13 PM EST
for people with a yarn fetish

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that one's going on my grindr profile! by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 12:19:25 AM EST

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