There are people very dear to me that voted for Trump in 2016. Below are some of my arguments against a Trump vote in 2020, which I wrote down in hopes of persuading them, and perhaps others, to vote Biden/Harris. I will be the first to admit I am no policy wonk, and there are … Continue reading Arguments against a Trump vote
Below are the songs I got most excited about in 2019. The majority of these were NOT released in 2019 (some are quite old) -- they just occupied a significant portion of my listening time during the year. I've tried to keep the list concise. You can listen to them all via a YouTube Music … Continue reading Music I listened to in 2019
I defended my PhD! In case anyone wants to see my seminar, I've linked to it here. If you're pressed for time, the wordcloud below sums it up quite well.
Microbes, lagomorphs, and the geographic range limit of a California endemic wildflower
A while ago I had some climate data that I needed to play with, but they were in a "wide" format that made analysis in R difficult. These data were obtained from weather stations across the range of C. xantiana, and their format may make sense to us humans, but for data wrangling / analysis, … Continue reading Using tidyr to clean messy, wide data