Friday, December 11, 2009

Statistics in linguistics

People in linguistics tend to treat statistical theory as something that can be outsourced--we don't really need to know anything about the details, we just need to know which button to click.

People easily outsource statistical knowledge in an empirical paper, but the same people would be appalled if they hired an assistant to work out the technical details of syntactic theory for a syntax paper.

The statistics *is* the science, it's not some extra appendage that can be outsourced.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

How to get ESS style indentation in textmate

This should be standard in Textmate, I don't know why one has to go through so many steps to get it working:

How to update R bundle in textmate

Got this from the web somewhere:

Just create a script with the following content:


SVN=`which svn`

echo Changing to Bundles directory...
mkdir -p /Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles
cd /Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles

if [ -d /Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles/R.tmbundle ]; then
echo R bundle already exists - updating...
$SVN up "R.tmbundle"
echo Checking out R bundle...
$SVN --username anon --password anon co

echo Reloading bundles in TextMate...
osascript -e 'tell app "TextMate" to reload bundles'