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About This Blog

“Open source means everyone can see my stupid mistakes. Version control means everyone can see every stupid mistake I’ve ever made.”

Karl Broman

The purpose of this blog is to provide a place to share my work in the area of Chemometrics & Spectroscopy using FOSS (free and open source) tools. Mostly I work with R but I use other tools as needed. Some areas I expect to write about from time-to-time include:

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You can reach me at Occasionally I am on Twitter.


I am currently a freelance R consultant with expertise in:


I retired in June 2018 from DePauw University after 32 years of teaching chemistry and biochemistry. It was a good run. No regrets. Just time to do something else.

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