So many things to do…

I sometimes struggle with priorities.  Not the big ones, but for instance, should I first learn more python and webscraping, or should I think more about Bayes.

Should I take a course on R and time series, or should I make an SQLdatabase.

Should I try to analyze tweets?  To what end?  I’m interested in politics, government transparency, gerrymandering, basketball, fighting animal abuse, tracking how money flows into political coffers, so many things.

More thoughts about blogs

I’m having to think about a domain name.  Decided to go with wordpress.  Not sure what level of option, though.


Thinking about something like, or  Heck, even bhconsulting or bhstatistics  or bch…hmm







Here is a list of projects I’m working on:


Rdbms for a small clinical practice (will be implemented in ms Access per client request)

Writing a course outline for an introductory stats course at the college I teach

Using Python to retrieve basic information from my college’s website (not just web scraping, but interacting with forms and SQL)


This is on top of being a new father and teaching a full load of psych courses, having to learn some new online teaching tech as well.  I’d rather not be teaching online.

Introductory thoughts about my blog

The goal is to help get organized about data science (aka statistics).  I’ve a lot of jumbled ideas about this content, including theory but also about the different programming tools that now exist.  My background is in clinical psychology.  Though its emphasis was on the research and practice of psychotherapy (and related psychopathology), I think I’ve always wanted to be in the data.  As an undergraduate, there was only one task where I’d lose track of time, and that was getting to make excel do some things for my supervisor who was working on a memory experiment.

So what am I jumbled about? Well, I’ve been learning R and Python as my primary stat platforms, but that has led me to learning about SQL and databases.  And before that, I discovered Git and Github.

So, I’d like to organize my thinking and work publically, which has led me to decide about how to do that.  I think I’m settling in on wordpress simply because they have a free option with the ability to upgrade.   And then it asks me what I want to name it.  Okay, that’s gonna take some time.