R Love Affair

Posted on March 22, 2020

This is going to be a pretty short post, just a life update on what technologies I like. Turns out, well-supported, old languages are really nice to use. R with the tidyverse is wonderful.

The tidyverse is made by people with opinions, who care about making the entire workflow nice, rather than just giving users power. It seems like Rstudio has solid finances, and this has allowed Rstudio to pour serious resources into optimizing the experience.

And also have free hosting for reproducable analysis! Check out this little Rmarkdown document that I wrote that computes the last date that the S&P500 was lower than the its current price: contrafunctor.shinyapps.io/market_backward_time.

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