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The oldest R version one can still run today

This is a quick note about an experiment I did this afternoon. You might know that the oldest version of R that RStudio still supports is 3.0.0. For the Rocker project, the oldest r-ver image they still provide is 3.1.0.

Rust is fast, but how fast (vs R)?

I am currently “learning Rust” 1. Like I have written in a previous post, I originally embarked on a hypothetical adventure of “learning Rust” for the sake of learning Rust. I am reading Rust Programming Language. A good book, but I am bored after...

OKR #8

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

Towards descriptive branch names with git

TL;DR: Starting from 2023, I will not use the default branch name “master” or whatever “m”-based alternatives (“main” or whatever).

Projekt 71

The package author (singular) tried very hard to write some C++ to achieve extremely little

Advent of emacs #25: How I write a postscript in emacs

Bob’s your uncle, I’ve finally done it! On Nov 31, I thought, um… writing 25 blog posts about emacs, how hard can it be?

Advent of emacs #24: How I approach emacs

He’s the one, who likes all our pretty songs. And he likes to sing along. And he likes to shoot his gun. But he knows not what it means, knows not what it means

Advent of emacs #23: How I do many things with C-q in emacs

On day 2, I talked about command discoverability and the pointlessness of memorizing key combinations. I also talked a bit about global-set-key on day 2 and keymaps on day7. This is an additional point to the topic.

Advent of emacs #22: How I do ebook reading in emacs

Welcome to another episode of “A Poseur Wandering the emacs lisp World”, I am your host, chainsawriot. Today I will give another example of programming using emacs lisp to extend emacs.

Advent of emacs #21: How I do emacs command creation in emacs

There are some mythical figures in the folklore of emacs and their names are BSG’s office secretaries. Bernard Greenberg (a.k.a. BSG), the inventor of Multics Emacs, was an employee of Honeywell and probably those mythical figures were employees o...

Advent of emacs #20: How I do context separation in emacs

Today is a little break, like I did on day 10.

Advent of emacs #19: How I do "note taking" in emacs

In these final five posts, I will talk about my attitude towards emacs. But before talking about today’s topic, I also need to stress that I am a mediocre person at best. I am not a successful researcher in my field. The content of this webpage is...

Advent of emacs #18: How I do R package development in emacs

ESS is great. ESS’s integration with the R package devtools makes it a greater tool. By default, the integration isn’t activated. One needs to explicitly activate ess-r-package.

Advent of emacs #17: How I do R programming in emacs

Today and tomorrow I will talk how I write R code. This is too big a topic. But before that, I want to talk a bit about hooks.

Advent of emacs #16: How I use the online LaTeX editor Overleaf in emacs

If I could select, I won’t select \(\LaTeX\) to write my papers. Usually, the decisions to write in \(\LaTeX\) were not made by me, but my collaborators. I maintain that \(\LaTeX\) should be an intermediate format. A target to be compiled to. But ...

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