Accessing journal articles online

When searching for research articles online, I often find that the article is unavailable unless I go through the Monash library website, especially when working from home. Here are two solutions to the problem
Within Google scholar, go to “Scho…

Statistician: the dream job

So what is the ultimate job? According to Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, it is being a statistician (see this interview)
Here he is on YouTube with a longer comment:
Statistics – Dream Job of the next decade
From a keynote presentation to the…

Time series packages on R

There is now an official CRAN Task View for Time Series. This will replace my earlier list of time series packages for R, and provide a more visible and useful entry point for people wanting to use R for time series analysis. If I have missed anything …

LaTeX tips

While reading students’ theses and papers recently, I came across various examples of poor latex-ing that I thought would be useful to catalogue.
Don’t set both width and height when using \includegraphics. It distorts the figure. Instead,…

Tracking changes in LaTeX files

When I write a paper, it usually goes through many versions before being submitted to a journal. I keep track of the different versions by renaming the file when I’m about to make major changes, or when I receive a new version from a coauthor. Th…