Category: Programming

Make your package spherical

Larger packages typically consist of functions that are visible to the users (exported functions) and functions that are used by the exported functions, but that are invisible to the user....continue reading.

FizzBuzz in R and Python

In this post, we will solve a simple problem (called “FizzBuzz”) that is asked by some employers in data scientist job interviews. The question seeks to ascertain the applicant’s familiarity...continue reading.

Piping is Method Chaining

What R users now call piping, popularized by Stefan Milton Bache and Hadley Wickham, is inline function application (this is notationally similar to, but distinct from the powerful interprocess communication...continue reading.


I would like to once again recommend our readers to our note on wrapr::let(), an R function that can help you eliminate many problematic NSE (non-standard evaluation) interfaces (and their...continue reading.

Unit Tests in R

I am collecting here some notes on testing in R. There seems to be a general (false) impression among non R-core developers that to run tests, R package developers need...continue reading.

gower 0.2.0 is on CRAN

A new version of R package gower has just been released on CRAN. Thanks to our new contributor David Turner who was kind enough to provide a pull request, gower...continue reading.