I appreciate you dropping by.
My name’s Simon. I write software for statistical modeling at Posit (née RStudio).
I studied statistics and sociology at Reed College, and had a brief stint in a PhD program in Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins. Throughout my career so far, I’ve had a deep and enduring interest in statistical software development—I think, done well, statistical software has an incredible impact on our ability to think intuitively about statistics and data science.
I’m currently based out of Chicago, IL. When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking, hanging with my dog Millie, and playing American folk music.
This site is built with Hugo Apéro, and I’ve repo-dived on Julia Silge and Silvia Canelón’s personal websites while tweaking and troubleshooting. The site is deployed using Netlify. My blog posts are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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