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Your life has a limit, but knowledge has none. If you use what is limited to pursue what has no limit, you will be in danger.
-Chuang Tzu

Reflections on the 2018 California Water Data Challenge

UPDATE: I am so honored to have won an award in the 2018 CA Water Data Challenge! You can view the wining project here. After graduate school, I’ll probably apply to as many jobs as I can and see what sticks. But deep down, a career that integrates my domain knowledge of groundwater and California water with the broad field of data science is what I seek. So when the California Water Data Challenge was announced earlier this year, I was pretty excited.

By Rich

October 11, 2018

Installing the R kernel in Jupyter Lab

I was recently pretty impressed with Jupyter’s newest creation, the Jupyter Lab IDE. You can test drive an online demostration of Jupyter Lab with a Python and R kernel here. I downloaded a version, and found that the R Kernel was missing! To get the R kernel up and running in Jupyter Lab was a bit more complicated than expected. This guide is meant to break things down step by step.

By Rich

May 16, 2018

Reflections on Rstudio::conf2018

That’s little ol' me in the middle. Not Hadley Wickham – the other non-noticable guy with the black hair. Photo credit: sharon000 Heading North on I-5, we pass by brown hills and palm trees as San Diego fades in the rear view mirror. The smell of last night’s beach bonfire wafts from our jackets stowed in the back seat, and Google Maps notifies us we’re about 7 hours from our respective destinations: Berkeley and Davis, CA.

By Rich

February 7, 2018