Gianluca Baio 🛵

(after a million years, a new blog post...)

Research, teaching and nuclear disasters

September 12, 2023
Gianluca Baio 🛵

Spending review after the first week of secondary school... 🤦‍♂️ 🤦‍♂️

September 12, 2023
Gianluca Baio 🛵

Yes, this summer I've been on a mini break with Bridget Jones... 😂

September 09, 2023
Gianluca Baio 🛵

Check this out --- that's our annual Poster Competition in and for PhD students

September 08, 2023
Gianluca Baio 🛵

Ona ona ona, ma che bella rificolona!

September 07, 2023
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Watch to the end.😘👌

September 01, 2023
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Aki Vehtari

My Bayesian Data Analysis course at Aalto university starts today. ~370 registered students, and I'll predict that ~270 (~75%) of them will submit the first assignment (about prerequisites), and ~210 (~75%) of them will complete the course. The course emphasizes computation and requires some math and programming skills. All course material is available at

September 04, 2023
Gianluca Baio 🛵

Back in Blighty

August 29, 2023
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Dax Kellie

Learn how easy it is to make beeswarm and raincloud plots (more transparent alternatives to box plots) using {ggbeeswarm}, {ggdist} & {gghalves} in a new ALA Labs post by me & Shandiya Balasubramaniam

August 29, 2023
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[Champion Program Projects - 2]

🌍 Victor Ordu is working with his package naijR.


The goal of {naijR} is to make it easier for R users to work with data related to Nigeria, including maps.

Victor works to replace dependencies, improve error messages and visualizations accessibility.

✍️ The package is under peer review here:


August 29, 2023
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Sharon Machlis

The {litr} 📦 “lets you write a complete R package in a single R markdown document. This enables a workflow for writing R packages that is probably very different from what you are used to.” By Jacob Bien and Patrick Vossler.

(I haven’t tried this yet but it looks quite interesting!)

August 28, 2023
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Thomas Kahle

For accessibility reasons, arXiv is starting to publish HTML versions of papers. 🧵


I think this is interesting and welcome, especially on mobile devices. It is not without problems to want to quickly check some fact on your phone, download the PDF, go to landscape mode, find the right location in the paper, zoom in, etc.

August 24, 2023
Gianluca Baio 🛵

So where will you get your beers from?

August 24, 2023
Gianluca Baio 🛵

Regime carcerario duro a

August 24, 2023
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We're thrilled to announce the second edition of R for Data Science is out!

The second edition is a major reworking of the first edition, with new material added, unuseful material removed, and updated code and text.

• Read it for free online:
• Buy a copy from Amazon:
• Read more about the new edition in the blog post from new co-author Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel:

July 17, 2023