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About chesterismay

I am an Instructional Technologist at Reed College. I work on statistical projects with members of the Reed community and specialize in data visualization and analysis with the R programming language. I have a PhD in Statistics from Arizona State University and my dissertation was in the field of statistical computing. I very much enjoy helping others realize the power and flexibility of R in producing reports, statistical analysis, and excellent visualizations.

An introduction to R, RStudio, and R Markdown with GIFs!

The development of the bookdown package from RStudio in the summer of 2016 has facilitated greatly the ability of educators to create open-source materials for their students to use. It expands to more than just academic settings though and it … Continue reading

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Updated R Markdown thesis template

In October of 2015, I released an R Markdown senior thesis template R package and discussed it in the blogpost here. It was well-received by students and faculty that worked with it and this past summer I worked on updating … Continue reading

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R Markdown senior thesis template

“Science is reportedly in the middle of a reproducibility crisis.” This is the claim of quite a few these days including an article from ROpenSci which directly references another article by The Conversation. But what is “reproducible research” and how … Continue reading

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Creating nice tables using R Markdown

One of the neat tools available via a variety of packages in R is the creation of beautiful tables using data frames stored in R. In what follows, I’ll discuss these different options using data on departing flights from Seattle … Continue reading

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