As one of my two research agendas involves improving the tools we use to study peace and conflict, a good deal of my time is spent using statistical software. Below you’ll find some of the code that I’ve written to save time on tasks that I find myself doing over and over again. I hope it can help save you time as well!
- Regression tables, coefficient plots, and marginal effects plots for Bayeisan models
- Managing multiple different projections for cross-national spatial data
- Correcting for overlapping polygons when aggregating raster data to polygons
I also have a number of other software resources focused on making computation and academic life easier:
- The template I use for my academic job market materials
- Fill in school/position information in one file and it populates to all statements
- Generate summary statistics from teaching evaluations and integrate into statements
- Combine multiple teaching evaluations into a single portfolio document
- Do all of this programmatically with GNU Make!
- Functions for extracting still frames from videos and information from images in Python using OpenCV
- Compiling OpenCV from source for Anaconda virtual environments instead of Homebrew ones or system Python installations
- Configuring Emacs to use X11 forwarding on Mac OS if you frequently work with remote connections such as high performance computing clusters