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: