If you don’t know how to use the shell/terminal/command line, you should. Why? Here’s a sampling of I’ve done in the last month: I used R to generate 30,000 plots using ggplot(). I used the shell and ffmpeg to animate those plots as a movie. I’ve used the shell from VBA to send an Excel column of data into Stata, execute a summary statistic command, and then import the results back into Excel.
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Hello world. I wanted to start a blog. I wanted to set it up for free, use a custom URL (and not something.bloggingplatform.com), and be able to both blog and create tutorials. I didn’t mind it possibly being technical1. Enter Jekyll. If you want to get your blog in 10 minutes, skip to below. Why Blog with Jekyll? Here’s why you can and should blog with Jekyll (if you’re a data scientist):
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Bryan Whiting

father, innovator, data scientist

Data Scientist

Washington, D.C.