# Using R within IPython Notebook

### Native R code in your favourite notebook

Looking for an iPython Notebook equivalent for r: amazed by knitr so far

That was me about 3 weeks ago. iPython and not IPython, r and not R. As you can tell, ignorant wannabe. By that time, I had discovered the rmagic extension—contains some magic functions for working with R via rpy2—but there was this strong . . .

November 09, 2014

# Data Science at the Command Line

### the Unix command-line is not dead for Data Science

Jeroen Janssens's webcast on Data Science at the Command Line proved to be a mix between a good proof that the Unix command-line is not dead for Data Science and a more that two hours hands-on marathon. What made this webcast even more unique was the hands-on element (that more speakers could take example form). . . .

August 21, 2014

# Automating your infrastructure with Chef

### with Bakh Inamov & DevOps Toronto

Tonight, the DevOps Toronto group met with Bakh Inamov from Chef to talk about Automating your in infrastructure with Chef -- the previous two mentions of Chef do mention different entities, since as I've learnt tonight, OpsCode has been rebranded as Chef for a while now.

The rough agenda soon turned into an open discussion on . . .

July 25, 2014

# How to install R on OS X – the easy way

### tapping into science... homebrewed science!

There is always the lazy way – downloading the OS X package – but I'd rather use Homebrew.

I'm a big fan of "as easy as 1, 2, 3", so here are the steps:

1. it's always best to first update Homebrew

brew update

2. then tap into the list of Science formulae

brew tap homebrew/science

3. . . .

December 16, 2013

# Spending time with people that make me feel like shit

### ...or how I met Greg Isenberg.

Went on Thursday to Greg Isenberg's chat with Sean Power, as part of Bitmaker Labs' Think Thursday series of events.

First of all, who's Greg?

Greg Isenberg launched 5by.com in Montreal 11 months ago.

Last week, he sold it to StumbleUpon, in what amounts to their first company acquisition . . .