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Where do R commands come from?

May 13, 2010

Ever wondered why R commands have those funny and sometimes confusing abbreviations? I admit I always found "c" (which [c]ombines elements) confusing... especially when I was starting out, and would bind it to test variables. In the spirit of upholding my end of TGR's bargain (in which I provide items of nerdy interest and you […]

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Rejoice, nerds!

June 25, 2009

HP is releasing iPhone versions of their iconic calculators. And yes, this is the second time I've covered iPhone calculators.

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More nerd humor: xkcd & Erdos

June 23, 2009

I really love xkcd. There's something encouraging about a webcomic focused on math and computer science that is nonetheless so funny and accessible that tens of millions of people read it every month.  And every now and then it errs strongly on the obscure side, as exemplified by this recent comic that sent me off researching […]

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The First Nerd

June 22, 2009

At the recent Radio and TV Correspondents' Dinner, John Hodgman (you know him - he's a PC) followed Obama's humorous address with one of his own, delivering one of the funniest speeches I've had the pleasure of watching this year. Hodgman immediately identifies Obama as "the first nerd president of the modern era" and proceeds […]

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MetaBlogging 2.8

June 11, 2009

Aside... WordPress 2.8 is out of beta, and it's great. Much faster than the beta suggested it would be. Plus, you may notice that TGR's search is all fancy again, courtesy of the newly updated Search Unleashed plugin. Perfect for when you feel like seeing the nerdiest things I've written, all at once (last one on […]

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