This time is Calvino

This happens relatively frequently: I am talking with someone else that doesn't know me well and, at some point of the conversation I have mentioned that I am a forester. Then we move into books and I mention someone like Borges or Calvino and they look at me with this puzzled face as in 'I… Continue reading This time is Calvino

To know one’s own state

To know one’s own state is not a simple matter. One cannot look directly at one’s own face with one’s own eyes, for example. One has no choice but to look at one’s reflection in the mirror. Through experience, we come to believe that the image is correct, but that is all.—Haruki Murakami in The… Continue reading To know one’s own state

I write differently

I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness—Franz Kafka

Paying for a job well done

At the moment I am writing R code that involves a lot of simulation for a project. This time I wanted to organize the work properly, put a package together, document it,... the whole shebang. Hadley Wickham has excellent documentation for this process in Advanced R, which works very well as a website. Up to… Continue reading Paying for a job well done

Published
Categorized as books, r