About Me

This is a place to catch some opines on a pretty weird combination of topics. You’re likely to see posts ranging from IT/Information Risk Management to iOS to Node.js to Arduino & XBee + everything in-between. Oh, and quite a bit of R, Python & “data science-y” things.

I’ve been immersed in technology for well over two decades and have done everything from coding printer drivers to building data acquisition systems for large R&D labs to hacking QuarkXPress to architecting Internet infrastructure for Fortune 100 companies to Infosec & Risk Management and Security Data

Lately, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with all things related to data analysis & visualization, so much so that I & @jayjacobs wrote a book book back in February 2014 on how to get started in data science in information security.

I’m V.P. Data Science @ GreyNoise Intelligence, formerly Chief Data Scientist @ Rapid7, and used to lead the team that makes the annual (spiffy) Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.

Feedback & dialogue is heartily encouraged both on the blog and on Twitter where I hang out quite a bit (@hrbrmstr). Don’t hesitate to submit issues over at github, too.

In detail:

10 Comments About Me

  1. kaushik1995

    Sir, I am doing a project on weather forecasting using R. I have to start from the scratch and I have no Idea as to how to go about it. Can you help me?

  2. Sadaf

    I’m a student of honours degree program and in need of TWITTER data for my project Social Network Analysis.
    Any help in this matter would be really appreciated. Thanks.

    1. hrbrmstr

      kind of a generic request. what kind of twitter data? can you use the t utility to grab what you need and the post-process it?

  3. Josh Fleming

    Hello, I am a graduate student intensively using R (R Commander). I saw your post on StackOverflow answering the question on how to run R on Mac with the new Yosemite. I am no computer guy and was hoping you could walk me through the process of getting R working on my computer? Thanks.

  4. shrektan

    Just say hello to you. Thanks for the most elegant ggplot2 graphs that I’ve ever seen! Your plotting theme is so pretty for me! Thanks!

  5. Dean Shuma

    Having trouble loading up the cool splashr package you authored.
    ERROR: dependency ‘stringi’ is not available for package ‘splashr’
    is the error message.
    Could it be my R version number, 3.3.2, that is the problem? Thanks.

    1. hrbrmstr

      You can fix that with install.packages("stringi") though it should have done that automagically for you (I’ve seen install_github() not do the dependencies before tho).

  6. Albert Reece

    Hi Bob. Hey I love your spDorling cartogram function!!! Your amazing cartogram is the best on the internet!!! Can you make one that includes Alaska and Hawaii, and works for sf?? That would be wonderful. Sometimes the outlying states are important also.

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  8. Shanis Qistina

    Hello there! Currently I am doing my final year project for my degree. My domain is in data visualisation and saw your post about hexagonal binning technique, kinda interesting. If u dont mind could you enlighten me more on that hexagonal binning technique where should I improvise more using algorithm? Thank you so much for your help


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