First Post

I have been thinking about writing a blog for a pretty long time. Half a year at least. And my question has been all that time if I really have something to contribute. I want to blog about statistics, about R, my life as a PhD student at the University of Zurich. But will anyone bother to read it? There were a couple of things that finally got me going: The enthusiasm I took home from my first useR!-conference, Chris - my wonderful boyfriend and a great statistician - and the confidence I got by giving my first R course and seeing that people seem to like my style of explaining things.

And in the end, if nobody cares about what I write, I will at least have something for myself. I will at least not forget the things I have learned and wrote down in a blog post.