Note: What other facts about Jeff Leek do you “know”? Please feel free to click the edit button above and submit a pull request on Github, or tweet with the hashtag #jeffleekfacts.
I have not written blog posts for quite a while. It is not because I don’t have anything to write. On the contrary, I have a huge amount of things that I could have written about, e.g., how I collect and manage GIFs, and some stories behind the publication of the bookdown book. A lot of things have happened since the last time I wrote a post here. I’ll explain them later this year.
Today I started this post only because I love memes and rumors (with no bad intentions), especially those about the guys behind Simply Statistics. These guys are a lot of fun. So Jeff Leek asked on Twitter the other day about an R interface to Alexa Skills (Cc’ed me probably because of my Shiny Voice app).
I don’t know anything about Alexa, but the funny thing was that rumors quickly emerged in the replies:
Jeff Leek can do zero-fold crossvalidation— Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) April 12, 2017
And I just wanted to collect these unknown “facts” about Jeff A-leek-sa:
@DrJWolfson: Jeff Leek smooths densities with his bare hands.
@tslumley: Jeff Leek can do zero-fold crossvalidation.
@xieyihui: Jeff Leek supports both vector and matrix machines.
FALSEin Jeff Leek’s presence.
@rdpeng: Jeff can convert data frames to matrices with his mind.
@drob: Jeff Leek’s error messages contain the cure for cancer. Unfortunately, he’s never seen one.
@drob: Any statistic is a sufficient statistic when it’s Jeff Leek using it.
@seankross: Jeff Leek has no need for the Tidyverse. Any data he touches tidies itself out of a combination of respect and fear.
@joranelias: All Jeff Leek sequences of random variables converge surely in probability.
@kennyshirley: Correlation implies whatever Jeff Leek tells it to imply.
@just_add_data: Jeff Leek doesn’t trade off bias and variance.
@bcaffo: Jeff Leek counted to infinity. Twice.
@DrJWolfson: Using only the irrationals.
@bcaffo: Which reminds me that Jeff Leek can make square root of 2 rational.
@bcaffo: Jeff Leek can fit a regression line with one point. And get a variance.
@mjfrigaard0: Jeff Leek once won a Kaggle competition, but was disqualified for using his abacus.
@mjfrigaard: Git commits to Jeff Leek.
@mjfrigaard: Jeff Leek can lift the curse of dimensionality by merely glancing at your data.
@clarkfitzg: All P-values computed by Jeff Leek are significant.
@jrnld: Singular matrices are so named because Jeff Leek is the only one who can invert them.
@rikturr: Jeff Leek’s cubic splines are all linear.
@butterflyology: Jeef Leek supports S3 and S4 classes, at the same time.
@tpoi: When Jeff Leek uses
<-<-, it tests for equality
@Miao_Cai_SLU: Jeff build regression models without endogeneity.
@brandenco: CRAN checks itself before it submits to Jeff Leek.
@BeEngelhardt: When Jeff Leek inverts a matrix, time actually reverses $O(n^3)$.
@michaelhoffman: Jeff Leek is the Uniformly Most Powerful Jeff.
@pachamaltese: Jeff Leek always obtains unbiased estimators.
@rdpeng (a few days later): Ok, who knew that Slack was an acronym?
@sherrirose: Jeff Leek knew that Slack was an acronym.
@rdpeng: Nice. I deserved that.
@EamonCaddigan: Jeff Leek can quickly process several yottabytes of data in memory. HIS memory.
@butterflyology: If you install Jeff Leek, there are no dependencies. Because Jeff Leek depends on nothing.
@DrJWolfson: Jeff Leek cannot be replicated, but he is fully reproducible.
@pdalgd: Jeff Leek can make code work just by waiting for it!
@TrestleJeff: R Core was founded as a Jeff Leek tribute band.
I’m looking forward to yet more facts.