Do you know Lucy? She is a very talented biostatistics PhD candidate that I had the chance to e-meet thanks to R-Ladies. One maybe superficial reason to admire her, on top of her other achievements, is her emoji game in git commits. Looking at Lucy’s git history (find her on Github), one wants to start using version control because she makes it look fun!
In this post, I will download many git commit messages of Lucy’s from Github’s API via the
gh package, and have a look at the emojis she uses the most frequently.
When you do simulations, for instance in R, e.g. drawing samples from a distribution, it’s best to set a random seed via the function
set.seed in order to have reproducible results. The function has no default value. I think I mostly use
set.seed(1). Last week I received an R script from a colleague in which he used a weird number in
set.seed (maybe a phone number? or maybe he let his fingers type randomly?), which made me curious about the usual seed values. As in my blog post about initial commit messages I used the Github API via the
gh package to get a very rough answer (an answer seedling from the question seed?).
When I create a new .git repository, my first commit message tends to be “1st commit”. I’ve been wondering what other people use as initial commit message. Today I used the
gh package to get first commits of all repositories of the ropensci and ropenscilabs organizations.