Examining POTUS Executive Orders

This week’s edition of Data is Plural had two really fun data sets. One is serious fun (the first comprehensive data set on U.S. evictions, and the other I knew about but had forgotten: The Federal Register Executive Order (EO) data set(s). The EO data is also comprehensive as the summary JSON (or CSV) files… Continue reading

Dissecting R Package “Utility Belts”

Many R package authors (including myself) lump a collection of small, useful functions into some type of utils.R file and usually do not export the functions since they are (generally) designed to work on package internals rather than expose their functionality via the exported package API. Just like Batman’s utility belt, which can be customized… Continue reading