01 Jan

More R Mistakes on Purpose

A slang term that programmers use for themselves is “hacker”. This does not mean that they envision themselves breaking into corporate computers. It means they envision themselves trying a lot of wrong approaches until they find one that works and is suitably elegant.

You can do worse than imitating people who are the best in the world at what they do.


This has a chapter on making mistakes for profit, and one on hacking.

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