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datawookie / unicode symbols
Last active Mar 18, 2022
Useful Unicode characters
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° — degree
💣 — bomb
💥 — explosion
🔥 — fire
🎉 — tada
🧯 — fire extinguisher
🎉 — party popper / tada
datawookie / quotes-data.txt
Last active Jul 11, 2020
Quotes suitable for many occasions
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But invariably, simple models and a lot of data trump more elaborate models based on less data.
— Halevy, Alon, Peter Norvig, and Fernando Pereira. 2009. The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data. IEEE Intelligent Systems 24 (2) (March): 8-12. doi:10.1109/MIS.2009.36.
Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
— Clifford Stoll
Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
— Charles Babbage
I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
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springer_search <- read_csv("")
springer_search <- springer_search %>%
clean_names() %>%
datawookie /
Last active Jan 16, 2019
Compress file and copy to S3
# $ s3-backup data-file.txt s3://my-backup-folder
# Install under /usr/bin/ if it will be run from cron.
FILEDATE=`date +%Y%m%d-%H%M`-$FILENAME
datawookie /
Last active Nov 7, 2018
Created a dated version of a file and persist on S3.
# Created a dated version of a file and persist on S3.
# Usage:
# file-to-backup.txt s3://name-of-bucket/
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functions { # User-defined functions [Optional]
data { # Data (external) [Optional]
transformed data { # Preprocess data [Optional]
parameters { # Model parameters (must precede model) [Mandatory]
transformed parameters { # Preprocess parameters [Optional]
datawookie / Productivity Hacks - Buffon
Last active Mar 17, 2018
Files for Productivity Hacks talk.
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Some files for talk about Productivity Hacks.


Launch a t2.2xlarge instance (8 cores) on AWS.

  1. Start a tmux session. Create two horizontal panes (Ctrl-b ").
  2. sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y htop r-base
  3. wget -O buffon-needle.R
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Some files for talk about Productivity Hacks.