Finds III: Hadley Wickham, lying maps, and full stack geographers
I don’t know, if Hadley Wickham is the most prolific R developer (could well be), but he is behind some very influential packages, e.g. ggplot2, plyr, reshape, lubridate, dplyr. Priceonomics featured an article about the statistician who is, “in his own words, ‘nerd famous.'”
Lengthy, but interesting article on how maps can (purposefully or not) distort, hide, skew information. If you want to spot the tricks and mistakes of the trade, read this.
Great post on versatility.
“‘You have Management skills, Analytic skills, Developer skills, and Data Management Skills. You’re kinda all over the place.’ They normally pause here, I don’t know if they are collecting thoughts or what. My normal response at this point is ‘Well, I’m a consultant. You know, you learn whats billable.’ Which while it is the truth, isn’t MY truth.”
“Now, go out there, and be bold, break shit, and learn.”
(Under the title Finds title I collect links that I have found interesting, relevant or inspiring for some reason, but that either don’t squarely fit into the core themes of this blog or that don’t warrant a whole blog post.)