I'm a lecturer in the Department of Statistics, at the University of California, Berkeley.
Among other things I ...
enjoy authoring materials (e.g. books, tutorials, slides) for teaching purposes,
love using graphical displays to understand data with visualization,
cherish multivariate methods for exploring, analyzing, and visualizing data in a context of multiple variables and high dimensionality,
care about computational reproducibility topics and open science,
and like helping researchers and scientists analyze their data.
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Some of the courses I've taught at UC Berkeley
Introduction to
Probability and Statistics
Reproducible and Collaborative
Statistical Data Science
I'm a passionate R user, and in a not so distant past, I was an active developer and maintainer of several R packages. All the code is available in my github repositories.
plspm provides a toolkit exclusively dedicated to Partial Least Squares Path Modeling (PLS-PM) analysis.
pathmox is dedicated to the Pathmox approach for obtaining segmentation trees in PLS-PM analysis.
plsdepot provides a set of tools for performing Partial Least Squares (PLS) analysis of one or two data tables.
arcdiagram is a minimalist package to help you plot pretty arc diagrams in R.
colortools is designed to help users generate color schemes and color palettes.
pathdiagram provides simple functions to draw basic PLS path diagrams in R.
cointoss is a toy package with simple functions for simulating tossing a coin.
dieroller is a toy package with simple functions for simulating rolling a die.
binomial is a toy package with simple functions for computing binomial probabilities.
matrixkit is an R package that provides a first aid kit for some matrix operations commonly used in multivariate data analysis methods.
turner provides a set of handy functions to turn vectors (and lists of vectors) into other indexed data structures.
tester provides human readable functions to test characteristics of some common R objects.
Some old data analysis and visualization experiments developed around 2011-2012.
Rtist: weird but beautiful random paintings.
Got Plot: tiny collection of polished charts in R.
Star Wars Arc Diagram: visualizing Star Wars movie scripts.
genbiovis: deprecated experiment for visualizing titles of genetics & biology papers
Mining twitter with R: deprecated experiment that keeps catching people's attention.
Some years ago I used to talk about data analysis, visualization, statistics, R and related stuff in my blog Data Analysis Visually EnfoRced (unfortunately, I haven't had the time to do that anymore).
Fundamentos Teoricos de Maniobras con Cuerdas
In a parallel life I've been a rope rigging enthusiast (yes, seriously). Such has been my fascination around these activities that I even wrote a book in Spanish about the theoretical fundamentals of Rope Techniques.
Once in a blue moon, my alter ego feels compelled to write—mostly in my mother tongue—what to me seems, feels and sounds like poetry-ish. I call them Poemario, a random collection of personal poems in Spanish.
Tell Me Something Unique About You
A curated collection of what students have told me when I have asked them to "tell me something unique about you".
Photo album of an assortment of utility poles (transmission poles, telephone poles, power poles, etc).