What makes a good Data Scientist?

This fairly lengthy article by Robert Chang, Data Scientist at Twitter, got me thinking about Data Science. It caught my interest for two reasons. First, it includes this quote, which I love, because it is very true: Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows…

My first R package

Today I took some time to create my own package for R. I'm sure this sentence confused more than one reader, so here's a bit of context: R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data…