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German B2 #2

Previously on this blog: German B2 #1

German B2 #1

I think it’s no secret where I was in the last few months. In case you don’t know: by the end of last year my German was not enough for some reason and I suddenly needed to attain the level of B2 German in a few months. In order to make this happe...

OKR #10

Previously on this blog: my objectives / adjustment; actual OKR #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9.

The tool situation 2023 Q4: shell, dirvish, expand-region, iPhone SE

The original idea was to just give a follow up to all those “Advent of emacs” (aoe) posts an update and say whether I am still using emacs the way described in those posts. But actually I have accumulated quite a bit of posts about tools (all tool...

The real toll

Four years after my last visit in late 2019, I was in Hong Kong again. 1 My wife and I would like to be very low profile this time. Unlike my previous Modus Operendi of twinning my trip homeward with other academic activities, this time I really j...

The missing Q&A of 'An Org-Mode based text adventure game for learning the basics of Emacs, inside Emacs, written in Emacs Lisp'

Background

How I prepare ICA papers (version 2023): emacs, overleaf, literate programming

The ICA writing season is now behind me. I can write about how I write my ICA papers, again. Previously, I wrote about how I prepare ICA papers in 2021. In that post, I said I wrote my ICA papers in RMarkdown over trackdown. Basically, putting the...

Extending R with C #3: still cnchar(), but with vectorization

(I decided to change the title, I will keep the old ones as “crappyverse”)

rang 0.3.0 or why computational reproducibility is not about recipes

rang 0.3.0 is on CRAN. Similar to rio 1.0.0 onward, rang is now under the umbrella of GESIS TSA. The biggest change is the support for Apptainer (thanks Egor Kotov for the contribution). A relatively minor improvement is the introduction of use_ra...

C++ Q&A for R package developers

I am now coauthor of the new R package adaR (my team lead David Schoch is the main author and maintainer). If you want to know more about the package, it’s better to go to this blog post.

Current thinking about writing R (2/2): Free as in mummies

Previously on this blog: clarity

Benchmark of R file formats using rio and friends

Previous on this blog: 10 years of rio, rio 1.0.0

Current thinking about writing R (1/2): Clarity

Increasingly often, more people are now working on my R programs. Partly, it is because of my current position. I am surrounded by some of the coolest coworkers ever and we can REALLY write code together as a team. Rather than I am being the only ...

rio 1.0.0

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