Posts

I contribute to R-Bloggers and RWeekly.

Experimenting with multi-level and hierarchical splines in PyMC

I experimented with different structures for multi-level and hierarchical splines in PyMC, including using a multivariate normal prior distribution over the spline parameters.
Experimenting with multi-level and hierarchical splines in PyMC

PyMC3 MCMC performance with and without Theano's NumPy BLAS warning (updated with PyMC v4 comparison!)

Does the warning ‘Using NumPy C-API based implementation for BLAS functions’ from Theano when using PyMC3 affect the performance of MCMC?
PyMC3 MCMC performance with and without Theano's NumPy BLAS warning (updated with PyMC v4 comparison!)

Non-linear model of serial dilutions with Stan

Modeling the standard curve of a standard dilution experiment with Stan as presented in Bayesian Data Analysis by Gelman et al.
Non-linear model of serial dilutions with Stan

SwiftBar plugin for storing text snippets

My simple application to put oft copied text in easy reach in my Mac’s menu bar.
SwiftBar plugin for storing text snippets

Type hinting a list subclass in Python with function overloading

How to support type hints of the dunder methods on your subclass of the built-in Python list using function overloading.
Type hinting a list subclass in Python with function overloading

Setting up Appwrite on DigitalOcean

A step-by-step tutorial on how to get a powerful backend system up and running on Digital Ocean.
Setting up Appwrite on DigitalOcean

Notes on 'Deep Work'

My notes on the book Deep Work by Cal Newport about how to maximize productivity and success on meaningful work.
Notes on 'Deep Work'

Mixing centered and non-centered parameterizations in a hierarchical model with PyMC3

How to build a hierarchical model in PyMC3 with a mixture of centered and non-centered parameterizations to avoid the dreaded funnel degeneracies.
Mixing centered and non-centered parameterizations in a hierarchical model with PyMC3

Conducting a Bayesian analysis with 'rstanarm' and publishing with 'distill'

A brief description of the tools and process behind my recent analysis of data from a study of the ‘Facial Feedback Hypothesis’.
Conducting a Bayesian analysis with 'rstanarm' and publishing with 'distill'

Xcode Logger Notes

A few useful notes for using the logging system in Swift apps on Apple platforms.
Xcode Logger Notes