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Meditation experiment personal observations 208680d2-3ed5-2a34-6dab-6a8f91899255

Insufficient sleep results in cognitive fatigue. Insufficient hydration and sustenance results in physcial fatigue. Insufficient physical strength and cardiovascular investment/exercise results in both. Cognitive and physical fatigue seem to hamper the practice of meditation and generally contribute to having a “bad day”.

The Conc Must Rest 2014

She now must take her rest for the winter. Perhaps a tad early, but it is for the best. Standard: fresh gas, StaBil, and the battery tender.

De-invent don’t re-invent!

The common goal humans undertake is to reinvent themselves. Don’t! You were sent to this Earth perfect. Abandon all the limiting ideas about yourself that you invented during your time here so that you may return to the perfect human being that you truly are. De-invent don’t re-invent!

How to debug within R

In my words this is how to debug within R: If you want to print a stack trace for the most recent exception then use traceback you may or may not have the source If you want to set a breakpoint at a specific location in the code then use browser you must have the […]

Package management in R

Once you start using different versions of packages for different projects then you will probably want a package-management solution for R. Or perhaps you are coming from another language that had a package-management solution that you were already happy with. Curious about the offerings I searched and found two options, rbundler and Packrat. Having read […]

Ultra-lightweight-reproducibility for R: which version of R that you used

Here is another post from the realm of ultra-lightweight-reproducibility for R: If are going to get serious about locking down your system then only let it run on the version of R that you personally used to obtain your results! It takes very, very little effort: stopifnot(R.version$major==3 && R.version$minor==1.1) 99% of the time, using a […]

MASS: Support Functions and Datasets for Venables and Ripley’s MASS for R

Functions and datasets to support Venables and Ripley, ‘Modern Applied Statistics with S‘ (4th edition, 2002).

How Yoga Makes You A Fill-In-The-Blank Person

After doing some practice you will surely think that yoga is making you a fill in the blank person. If you don’t think it, then you will read it. If you don’t read it then someone will tell you it. That is OK. Just know that it isn’t making into anything! Rather, it is helping […]

Who ever got fired for compiling code?

Q. How do you fix a memory corruption in S-PLUS? A. Use R. The IBM AS/400 is an application-platform consisting of custom hardware, an operating system, and database. It is a quite interesting system giving you literally everything that you need to develop a custom computing environment for a company immediately “out of the box”. […]

A database on your desktop?

If your business users utilize data that is critical to their success then you need to help provide a pleasant way for them to manage that data. GUI tabular data management programs like MS Excel and LibreOffice or OpenOffice are obvious choices for their ease of use alone. In practice, that ease of use is […]