recology
code and such

I’ve been learning Ruby, and decided to scratch an itch: getting citations for papers to put in a bibtex file or my Zotero library. This usually requires two parts: 1) searching for an article with...

Gaug.es is a really nice looking analytics platform as an alternative to Google Analytics. It is a paid service, but not that expensive really. We’ve made an R package to interact with the Gaug.es...

I started using Jekyll when I didn’t really know HTML, CSS, or Ruby - so I’ve had to learn a lot - but using Jekyll has been a great learning experience for all those languages. I’ve tried to boil...

Code in journals, that is, code you would type to do some programmatic operation in say R or Python, is kind of a mess to say the least. Okay, so you can SEE code in papers, but code is not formatt...

Note: This is cross-posted from the rOpenSci blog, which will update with this post when our technical snafu is fixed. With the US government shut down, many of the federal government provided dat...