I wrote several blog posts while I was in grad school, and I've kept them around for posterity! I don't write much publicly anymore, though I tell myself that could change at any moment.
- 2016-11-09 - November 9, 2016
- 2014-12-30 - JOB
- 2014-06-04 - Exploring the data on gender and GitHub repo ownership
- 2014-05-01 - Fun with git: making a subdirectory into a new repository
- 2014-04-20 - Some internet wisdom on R documentation
- 2014-03-24 - Lightning talks at a stats conference?
- 2014-03-15 - My first pull request (or: the silver lining of a bad OS upgrade)
- 2014-03-06 - Skittle-themed color schemes for R graphics with RSkittleBrewer!
- 2014-03-02 - Thoughts on error messages
- 2014-02-21 - Recent blogosphere highlights, part 2
- 2014-02-16 - Committee Checker 2.0
- 2014-01-29 - Let's talk about vectorization
- 2014-01-21 - Smells like a NAMESPACE problem
- 2014-01-14 - Recent blogosphere highlights, part 1
- 2014-01-10 - Motivation and unstructured time: successes and failures
- 2014-01-02 - Introducing R to a non-programmer in one hour
- 2013-11-14 - An unconventional path to efficiency analytics
- 2013-10-30 - In search of the perfect workflow
- 2013-10-21 - Fun with logic, coding, and exam committees
- 2013-08-13 - Finally: my ideal text editor setup
- 2013-06-27 - Links and cheatsheets galore
- 2013-06-19 - Hacker School: day 11
- 2013-06-02 - Summer 2013: Hacker School!
- 2013-03-18 - Ideas for super awesome conferences
- 2012-11-08 - Merry Statistician's Christmas!
- 2012-10-25 - Working interactively on a remote computer
- 2012-09-21 - The power of the default
- 2012-08-31 - Failure, grit, and big thinking
- 2012-08-23 - My software/hardware setup
guest appearances on other blogs
- 2017-02-02 - Practicing Machine Learning with Optimism, part of an InfoQ series on machine learning
- 2014-04-10 - The rOpenSci Unconference , my reflections on participating in ROpenSci's first hackathon
- Polyester: simulating RNA-seq datasets with differential transcript expression (Bioinformatics, 2015). There's also code to reproduce results in the paper and software.
- Ballgown bridges the gap between transcriptome assembly and expression analysis (Nature Biotechnology, 2015). Again there's code to reproduce results in the paper and software. The paper itself isn't open-access, but there's a free preprint.
- DER Finder, or more formally, "Differential expression analysis of RNA-seq data at single-base resolution" (Biostatistics, 2014). There's code that would reproduce the paper several years ago. We also wrote a new and improved version of DER Finder in Nucleic Acids Research in 2016.
- ReCount: a multi-experiment resource of analysis-ready RNA-seq gene count datasets (BMC Bioinformatics, 2011). An updated version is coming out in 2017 in Nature Biotechnology!
some of my favorite writing by other people
- You can't have it all, but you can have cake, by Delia Ephron (New York Times opinion piece, September 2013)
- The Night Watch, by James Mickens (Usenix magazine, November 2013). I would highly recommend reading everything James Mickens has written if you're the type of person that enjoys extremely funny writing about computers.
- How do I get okay with being bad at stuff?, by S. Bear Bergman (October 2015)
- Love After Love, by Derek Walcott (poem, 1986)
- Now That We’re in Our 30s, My Friends Are Abandoning Me!, by Heather Havrilesky (Ask Polly, April 2017)
- How to blog about code and give zero fucks, by Garann Means (published on her blog in September 2013)
- What if the secret to success is failure?, by Paul Tough (New York Times Magazine, September 2011)
- Some excellent advice, by the person known only (to me, at least) as the Bad Advisor (posted on her blog in March 2014)