Friday, April 13, 2012

R-hipster confession

I sometimes think of myself as a science nerd, but then I read Benjamin Mako Hill's computing set-up, and suddenly it's like reading the uber science nerd manifesto. Amazingly consistent and hard-core, every single step of his work flow. And where our work flows overlap is probably in R:
 "R is slow and using it with big datasets gives one plenty of time to reflect on this fact. But R is also expressive, elegant, and concise for numerical and statistical work so I happily suffer through it. I make my graphs in ggplot2 which is so trendy that I feel that mentioning this is a sort of R-hipster confession."
I wonder how quickly we can make this R-hipster confession a true internet meme? Help me out here.

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