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

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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Teaching note: A VBA driven staff scheduling optimization tool

One of the examples I use in my business analytics class to illustrate the power of optimization based decision support tools involves a simple shift scheduling problem. I've developed two different spreadsheet models for a one day, 24 hour, shift scheduling problem. Here's a screenshot from the second ...

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