A Pitfall of Writing Shell Scripts on Windows

This is something I have learned the hard way and most likely a rookie mistake. I have been using Visual Studio Code when tailoring Dockerfile definitions for various projects since Visual Studio Code comes with a very handy Docker extension from Microsoft. You can view, attach, start an interactive shell,…

How to Install R Packages from GitLab

Unless you are living under a rock, you have heard Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub. Not everyone is happy with Microsoft's move. Hence, quite a few open source projects started to move away from GitHub. This move certainly is in favour of GitLab. GitHub imports at GitLab. Installing R packages from…

Exporting Correlation Plots

On Windows OS, it is a known fact that exporting high quality graphics in RStudio is not an easy thing. If you try to use "Save as Image" in RStudio, you will see that result is far from useable. Here is an example. If you are using ggplot2…

Update Your Packages - Always

Here is a tip. It is always a good idea to keep your packages updated. I learned it the hard way. I was required to setup a new R Server installation for a client and install our custom written time series analysis and forecasting package onto this brand new shiny…

A Spontaneous Thought

When you start as a fresh data analyst or data scientist, you have almost no idea what you are doing. Your thoughts are not formed properly. You do what you are told and expect that your results will somehow overlap with the business outcomes. When you read articles online, they…

How the Logo Evolved... In an Hour

I have always wanted create a logo for myself. Though, I never had any reason to design one. Now that I am trying to keep a blog for my silly ideas, I decided to design one. I wanted something that would be simple, but have some sort of connection to…