tl;dr Code for scraping GSoC data from Google Developers website for the years 2005-08 and storing it as csv files can be found here: GSoC data digging on Github Two csv files will be created: org_numbers.csv (containing information about the … Continue reading Digging into GSoC Data: Scraping 101 (Part 1)
For the last two years or so, I have been involved with Python in an on-off relationship of sorts. I possessed syntactical familiarity, had completed a MOOC and couple of web projects using Django. I had also read up on … Continue reading Python in the open!
There’s a plethora of generic content regarding GSoC preparation already available on the internet.* This blog post will concentrate on specific tips which should help anyone looking to get involved with The R-Project, or any R-centric Open-Source project, begin their journey. *The post assumes basic programming knowledge (loops, functions, etc.) and familiarity with git/github.* The basics To begin with, familiarity with the basic R commands/constructs (function, apply family, etc) would be required. Previous experience of writing small-to-mid sized programs and a good IDE can really come in handy. RStudio is highly recommended. The following resources should help in beginning your R journey. -> … Continue reading R, Open Source and GSoC
The two Steves revolutionized the PC industry, a certain Mark started on a quest to connect the world, and Ramesh aced the most competitive entrance exam there is. All of the above mentioned individuals are brilliant in their own right. … Continue reading Of systems, education and entrepreneurship
After almost a month since the start of the official coding period, the package Rperform is now ready with its initial suite of functions. Building on the proof-of-concept code provide by Toby Dylan Hocking, my mentor, I have written a … Continue reading Rperform: Obtaining quantitative metrics across R package versions
This blog post comes more than a week late than I had originally intended it to. But well, better late than never! This is the first in a series of posts I will write as I work through the summer on my … Continue reading GSoC 2015: Tracking changes in performance metrics of R Code