Concatenating csv files using pandas

As part of a research project on hospital capacity planning, I ended up running many computer simulations. For example, there were 150 different scenarios, each requiring 25 runs (replications) of the simulation model. Each run generated a log file that was subsequently processed by a Python script. Much of this ...

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Goodbye Drupal: static-blogging with Pelican

I gave Drupal the old college try for a few years with this blog. Ultimately, I found myself spending too much time tinkering with the beast that is Drupal than creating content. At the same time, working with Python and R reminded me of the beauty of the simple text ...

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Using R instead of Excel for analyzing recovery room data

Date Tags R / Excel

In my spreadsheet modeling class this semester, I gave an assignment that involved doing some basic pivot tables and histograms for a dataset containing (fake) patient records from a post-anethesia care unit (PACU). It's the place you go after having surgery until you recover sufficiently to either go home ...

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