formr Installation Instructions

An installation guide taken from formr documentation and modified to include more details for those who need it. These installation instructions are provided for Ubuntu 18.04; however, they could be modified for other systems. The original instructions suggest Debian 9, but I found this much easier on Ubuntu. I have now used both Digital Ocean and Amazon Lightsail for this installation. I don’t think the product matters, but the size of the machine is likely something you should focus on. [Read More]

Lasso Myself Numbers

Hey everybody! The last couple days I have been trying to learn LASSO regression, which stands for Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator. I have several datasets with many variables, and I thought these would be a good opportunity to learn about how to lasso, while maybe answering a few questions about words. Right, the part I forgot about is that I have repeated measures data, which always complicates things. [Read More]

Getting Translations with rvest and Selenium

In this guide, I’ll go over how you can use web scraping rvest and Selenium to get translations from Google Translate. Note: I encourage responsible scraping - I always try to do it with some space between requests. You can only do 5000 characters at a time with the free Google translate. I will say that I tried to do this with just rvest and the predictability of the links for Google translate - but I could not get rvest to pull the right data off the page, so here’s a slightly more difficult approach that appears to work. [Read More]

Updating Your CV with Packages

Hi guys! I have finally done it! I updated my CV with Rmarkdown using Steve's Markdown Templates. I was tempted to use the new vitae package, but I had already gone down this path before that came out, just finally getting back to it. Link to the entire CV folder for you to use/view do stuff with: CV. Please ignore the html files in that folder, it does “knit” automatically as part of the website build using markdown - you should be using PDF and LaTex for the CV part. [Read More]

JASP Videos + Guides

Hey everybody! I am back and finally getting to videos again. I hesistate to say “it’s been crazy!” because I feel like that’s always a thing that academics say, but I will say I’ve had a lot of life going on, and I am finally getting back to a normal amount of crazy. I’ve decided to do some simple videos to start - so I am creating how-to videos to go with our JASP guides we created this summer. [Read More]