Yihui Xie

Some Facts about Jeff Leek

Yihui Xie / 2017-04-14

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).

Anyone know of an R package for interfacing with Alexa Skills? @thosjleeper @xieyihui @drob @JennyBryan @HoloMarkeD ?

— Jeff Leek (@jtleek) April 12, 2017

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:

I’m looking forward to yet more facts.