Who is this guy?

Hi, I am Douglas.

I completed my bachelor’s program in statistics after studying in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) advised by Vanessa Bielefeldt Leotti Torman. I also received a master’s degree in statistics after graduating from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) advised by Professor Marcos Oliveira Prates where I researched Transformed Gaussian Markov Randon Fields (TGMRFs) theory. Currently I am a Ph.D student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

From October 2018 to April 2019 I lived in the US as visiting student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) advised by professor Dipankar Bandyopadhyay.

I have always been passionate about technology and computers and after starting my gradutate program I improved my code skills a lot. As the name of the blog suggests, the software I use for almost everything is R. However, I also like to use C, C++ and recently I started using Python.

To update myself, it was also necessary to develop other skills such as SQL, HTML, CSS, JS and others. I can not say that I am an expert in all these technologies, but based on my experience, my knowledge is more than enough to solve my current problems. Besides, I’m always updating myself and practicing.

Out of the university and the R’s world I’m a guy who likes to travel. I try to enjoy every opportunity I have to take a trip and I am passionate about natural wonderfuls like trails, mountains and waterfalls. I also like to listen to music and watch Netflix as almost everyone in this world.

As a standard Brazilian guy in my spare time I like to play soccer. Unfortunately with age and some extra weight, my performance is getting poor.

However, probably my best skill out of work is to eat. Invitations to go out to eat are always welcome!

About this page

The general idea of require(R) is to show a little bit of my daily work and share some solutions that I need to develop during my daily activities. Since I’m always involved in several projects at the same time, I think I have enough material to share with the community.

I will be proud if I can help someone who has searched for something like “how to …". Sometimes the solutions we are trying to find are not very complex and in 99.99% of the time someone had a similar problem and with a simple line of code can solve a headache.

Do not forget to see my Shinyverse

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