About Me

I am a Clinical Data Scientist and #Rstats Enthusiast. I am a Research Assistant Professor at Utah State University. In addition to my own research, I consult on data science issues for the college (including public health, education, psychology, and other social sciences).


Writing Your Dissertation (or Thesis) in RMarkdown

A few days ago I announced that I had completed the requirements for a PhD in Quantitative Psychology and (maybe more interestingly) that I had written my entire dissertation in Rmarkdown. It was more of a shoutout to @RStudio but the interest in how I did it was exciting.

Recent Accepted Paper in the R Journal

Recently, our paper Furniture for Quantitative Scientists was posted in the R Journal. This paper discusses the use of descriptive statistics in exploring data through the furniture package. See the R Journal for the manuscript.

Simple Table 1 in R

This has been updated to work with the most recent version of the furniture package.

Introducing the Furniture R Package!

This has been updated to work with the most recent version of the furniture package.

Reshaping Data with Long() and Wide()

As part of the newest CRAN version of furniture, I included two new functions that allow simple reshaping of data frames. It is simply a wrapper of reshape() but has some added benefits. Check out the cheatsheet below.

Reading In and Joining Together Multiple Files in a Single Step

It is a common problem in the social sciences where we have several disparate data files that all have information we want combined into one beautiful, complete data set. But how to do this?