A Small Data Directory

A place for BIG ideas.


"Hiding within those mounds of data is knowledge that could change the life of a patient, or change the world." - Atul Butte, Stanford

I'm Jamel. This blog is about statistics, R, data science and pretty graphs. Sometimes I get interested in a particular topic, and can't get the thing out of my head until I've done some digging. Many of the things on this site are authored by me, but I reference those items that are not. You can find me on LinkedIn, Github, and Twitter. The latter is not so much career based but has funny memes. I built this blog with the package 'blogdown', and you can find the source code on my github.



The beautiful thing about data analysis is that a lot of the time, there is not a single right answer. A model I build could be different than one you build. Therefore, the methodology is the most important aspect to any analysis. In order for me to understand your results, I have to know how you got there. This is how I got here.


In God we trust. All others must bring data.

- W. Edwards Deming, Statistician