Markov chain convergence stats distribution totally looks like phoenix. I think I’ve been thesising too long.
I’m currently in that strange liminality of the dissertation stage of grad school, which means I spend a lot of hours in a little closet in the library cursing quietly. The work is going well—I have little basis to complain—but occasionally I hit some snag with a program I’m writing. For me these headaches seems to happen more frequently in R, leading to events like the following:
I do this frequently enough to have created a bash alias:
But I got to thinking yesterday that a more fruitful approach than advising a hiatus would be a temporary distraction. I decided to write an R function that would show a picture of a puppy and an inspirational quote. Sadly I could not find free APIs that served puppy pictures or inspirational quotes. I settled for cats and quotes from the Dune novels. Now if I feel frustrated, I can call plot.kitty() and get something like these:
You can see the function (which was written sloppily in the span of about 20 minutes) at this GitHub Gist.
It was hard to work with these guys peeking over our shoulders:
But the taxidermied aardvark seemed glad to see us:
As did the happy aye aye:
Thanks a ton to the folks at Yale that made this sampling trip so easy and enjoyable! No wonder your taxidermy is so happy.