A blog?

A place to gather useful tips and news related to data analysis and document preparation, with the occasional post on academia.

Guilherme D. Garcia


April 23, 2023

On my website, I have a number of tutorials on R, \(\LaTeX\) and some other stuff I do/use on a regular basis. I see tutorials as a way to share tips with people who use the same tools that I use, but it’s also a great way to concentrate information on a single space that I myself can go back to whenever I forget how to do something I’ve already done. Naturally, if that’s one of the goals, a blog is certainly more efficient and more dynamic. So here we are.

The figure used in this post was generated by DALL•E 3

The whole point of this blog is therefore to gather useful information related to coding, document preparation, and some technical aspects of what I do in my research and teaching in academia. Occasionally, I may write about academia itself. Because I’m in linguistics (phonology), a lot of topics here will be directly or indirectly connected to that. I’m a big fan of graphic design, so typesetting is unsurprisingly a topic I really enjoy. Likewise, data visualization has always played a major role in my approach to data analysis and academic writing. So, many posts here will directly or indirectly connected to those topics.

I’ve recently started an R package called Fonology. I hadn’t worked on a package before, so some of the posts here will also serve to document that experience and the technical limitations involved in developing an R package for phonological analysis. The limitations also stem from the fact that I’m not a programmer: I simply like playing around with (and learning about) coding 🫠.

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