Last week, Axios published a very interesting piece reporting on
Trump’s private schedule thanks to an insider’s
The headlines all were about Trump’s spending more than 60% of his time
in “executive time” which admittedly was indeed the most important
aspect of the story. I, however, also got curious about Axios’ work to
go from the PDF schedules to the spreadsheet they made public. In this
post, I’ll have a got at using rOpenSci’s Jeroen Ooms’ pdftools
package and some data-wrangling stubborness of mine to try and rectangle
Trump’s PDF schedules.
It’s been quite interesting reading the objectives of other tweeps: what
they want to learn, make, how they want to get involved in the
community, etc. As Mike Kearney, rtweet’s maintainer, underlined, it
is excellent reading material!
You might have heard of the Advent of Code,
a 25-day challenge involving a programming puzzle a day, to be solved
with the language of your choice. I’ve noted the popularity of this
activity in my Twitter timeline but also in my GitHub timeline where
I’ve seen the creation of a few advent-of-code or so repositories.
AoC is largely an exercise in figuring how to write your favourite language as if were C or C++ 😁, which can be fun ... in moderation
If I were to participate one year, I’d probably use R. Jenny Bryan’s
tweet above inspired me to try and gauge the popularity of languages
used in the Advent of Code. To do that, in this post, I shall use the
search endpoint of GitHub V3 API to identify Advent of Code 2018 repos.