About

Interests and Motivation

I received a B.S. in Psychology from National Taiwan University and is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Linguistics at the same school. My strong interest in human evolution (which includes genetic AND cultural evolution) had driven me to study a range of interesting subjects such as Prehistory & Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics, Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution. It has also given me an insight about the importance of learning and transmitting skills, knowledge, and experience to others in our society. If you want to know why I’m obsessed with human evolution, you can check out The Secret of Our Success, a book written by Joseph Henrich (if you read Chinese, you can also have a brief overview of this book in this blog post).

Aside from my interest in human evolution, I’m also a big fan of R, a statistical programming language. The main forces that drove me to learn R was R Markdown and ggplot2: I was fascinated by R’s ability to create beautiful things. After R brought me to the world of programming, I learned several other programming languages such as Bash, Python, and JavaScript. Before I learned R, I was an expert on FAILING to learn to program. I guess that’s because the first language I encountered was C++, and it is an awful language for beginners — its extremely steep learning curve crushes motivations to learn programming (How much do you need to know before you can create a runnable GUI application, as compared to JS, R, or Python?).

Posts & Language

This is a place where I share my notes and some personal experience on learning. You can read my post, Why Start a Blog?, to have a better understanding of my incentive.

Some of the posts were written in Chinese, and some in English. I’m not a native speaker of English, so please bear with the grammatical errors if you encountered any. I write posts about R in English when I want to get it published on R-bloggers, or when I want to practice my English writing skills.

License

All the posts on my blog are licensed under CC-BY-NC-4.0.

Other parts of this website, such as HTML/CSS code for constructing the web page, is licensed under the MIT license.

Contact Info

You can contact me via Email or Facebook, the info is in the footer region of the web page.

Credits & Acknowledgment

Theme Template

I use jekyll TeXt theme for my blog, and some customization has been done to fit my own tastes. TeXt theme is by far the best theme I’ve seen (according to my tastes), the typeface and clean layout make it comfortable when reading the blog.

Landing Page

Instead of using TeXt theme’s landing page feature, I used Hugo’s Academic theme for my landing page since I found it more suitable for my purpose.