First Post

First post

Hi! On this blog I will be primarily posting about my work in R, but also about other research topics and personal rants on all kinds of topics. As indicated in the Academic page, my interests lie in ecological studies in environmental epidemiology and data visualisation techniques. This blog will also serve as a mnemonic tool for my programming routines I tend to forget. My recent endeavours had me exploring the use of ggplot2 for publication-ready graphics, especially focussing on the mapping capabilities. I intend to make a thorough comparison with javascript libraries focussed on graphics, such as d3, in the near future. On a more personal note I have recently been trying to use R as a purely functional programming language.