Efficiently Removing Zero Variance Columns (An Introduction to Benchmarking)

There are many machine learning algorithms, such as principal component analysis, that will refuse to run when faced with columns of data that have zero variance. There are multiple ways to remove these in R, some much faster than others. In this post, I introduce some such methods and demonstrate how to use the `rbenchmark` package to evaluate their performance.

Beauty From Chaos

Starting a new blog is hard. Period. In this post, I discuss the issues I faced in writing my first blog piece and how I overcame these by producing a simple, yet full workable, Shiny web app. It may be only be a small way to start, but I hope that it will be the first step in a highly fruitful journey.
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