Shaping words to thoughts is no simple task. The art of writing requires nurture and support. I find reading the best authors to be quite helpful – they create beautiful collections of words that are well done. As an aside, I’ve recently started to explore text mining statistics – the great writers' works are not only philosophically beautiful, they’re mathematically breath-taking. Time spent writing quietly can pay rich dividends in the most unexpected of places. From writing compliance narratives, to composing an email to a hard-worked student, to sharing my love of data, I enjoy shaping narratives both informative and approachable.
Data Programming and the Cloud
This book will show you how to manipulate data in modern R structures and includes connecting R to data bases such as SQLite, PostgeSQL, and MongoDB. The book closes with a hands-on section to get R running in the cloud. Each chapter also includes a detailed bibliography with references to research articles and other resources that cover relevant conceptual and theoretical topics.Read More
Beginning R, is a hands-on book showing how to use the R language, write and save R scripts, read in data files, and write custom statistical functions as well as use built-in-functions. This book shows the use of R in specific cases such as one-way ANOVA analysis, linear and logistic regression, data visualization, parallel processing, bootstrapping, and more. It takes a hands-on, example-based approach with clear explanations.Read More
Reviewed Book"I really like how quickly Eric gets his readers into k-nearest neighbours and cross-validation." Read More
Reviewed Book"This extraordinarily well-crafted resource provides accessible pseudocode along with rigorous proofs, and of course C++ implementations, of highly relevant and modern assessment of prediction and classification efficacy." Read More
Community College BlogI wrote a weekly blog that usually discussed current events in organizational leadership or assessment. Read More
With experience in R, C++, SQL, and community college assessment, accreditation, administration, and student engagement, I enjoy writing, consulting, and reviewing technical texts for current practicioners.