Amelia McNamara

Dr. McNamara is an assistant professor of statistics in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN. She received her BA in English and mathematics from Macalester College, and her PhD in statistics from UCLA. Her research interests include statistical computing, statistics education, data visualization, and spatial statistics.

rstudio::conf 2020

Making a tidy dress

February 4, 2020

After at least a year of dreaming about it, I finally produced the #rstats / #Tidyverse dress of my dreams.

rstudio::conf 2019

Working with categorical data in R without losing your mind

January 24, 2019

Categorical data, called “factor” data in R, presents unique challenges in data wrangling. R users often look down at tools like Excel for automatically coercing variables to incorrect datatypes, but