Hello World

I have been meaning for a while now to start a data science blog, not that the world needs to hear from one more statistician. I just needed to discipline myself to explore new areas and learn about new methods and to think critically about what is out there and avoid becoming a number crunching robot.

In this first post, I thought I can perhaps share with you how I created this site.

I did not want to mess around too much with graphic design, web development and hosting. I just wanted to quickly get started. I must admit, figuring this out was not as quick as I anticipated, but I am now able to easily create posts using R, knitr and Markdown and have them updated directly to my github hosted page.

1- Setting up a page on github I did that using github pages. The instructions to get started are pretty straight forward.

2- Website is a Jekyll-based website using knitr and R Markdown using yihui’ knitr-jekyll*

3- Creating a post is super easy thanks to this post by Brendan Rocks.

Next, I wanted to figure out how to add comments, to allow my readers to give me feedback and comment on what they read. I also want to add google analytics code to monitor web traffic.

Adding comments using Disqus was super easy. I followed this youtube video

Adding google analytics was also a breaze following this useful link.

and voila! how cool is that?

Now that everything is set up, stay tuned for some interesting posts!

(famous last words..)

Written on February 13, 2017