Where the heck has JD been?

It’s been pointed out to me that I haven’t had any blog posts in a while. It’s true. I’m fairly slack. But in the last few months I’ve changed jobs (same firm, new role), written an R abstraction on top of Hadoop, been to China, and managed to stay married. While that sounds pretty awesome, I’m nothing compared to Hideaki Akaiwa.

And you may have heard that the R Cookbook by Chicago’s own Paul Teeter has been printed! Way to go Paul! And for a limited time you can get the book 50% off direct from O’Reilly.

And let it be known: I’ve double dog dared you to find a stats or programming book with any better back cover quotes:


  1. Paul Teetor says:

    Thanks for the post and the plug, JD. When O’Reilly wanted an ubergeek quote for the Cookbook, I knew you’d come through. I can’t remember ever seeing an endorsement with a confidence limit. You’ve broken new ground in the history of statistical publishing!

  2. Siah says:

    In regards to your quote at the back, did you check to make sure the residuals are normally distributed? I refuse to buy this book until I see your Kolmogorov–Smirnov test results:)

    btw great book, it is available through O’Reilly Safari books for free (with Safari books membership)

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