Could not connect to SciFlow

In the past few days, I could not log into SciFlow:

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Well, I did contact the excellent customer service, and it turns out that they tweaked their cookie settings. Which simply means: clear out your SciFlow cookies, and keep writing!

Error: `quantile.haven_labelled()` not implemented.

Today I got an Error: `quantile.haven_labelled()` not implemented on a database imported into R via library(haven) when trying to see the results of a simple linear regression model. What I needed was the zap_labels() function, which strips the value labels (and user-defined NA). Then I run the model on the new dataset, and all was good.

dataset2 = zap_labels(dataset)

R-Forge: File ‘/pkg/DESCRIPTION’ is out of date

I came across a puzzling “File ‘/pkg/DESCRIPTION’ is out of date” error when updating an R-package of mine on R-Forge today. I was pretty sure the version number and date were correct. I couldn’t figure out any other issue, so I made a copy of my documents, checked out the code again, and copied the modified files back. All worked. I’m still a bit puzzled as I only use one machine for this, but who cares if the code is working…

brms and mice

The excellent R package brms works well with multiple imputations from the excellent R package mice. Today I ran across “Error: Argument ‘data’ must be coercible to a data.frame.” and I couldn’t find anything on the web. As is usually the case, this was a silly error on my side: I used brm(…) instead of brm_multiple(…).

pandoc-citeproc: “stdin” (line 31, column 2): unexpected “b”

Today I came across the following error in pandox (pandoc-citeproc) that was a bit cryptic to me:

pandoc-citeproc: "stdin" (line 31, column 2): unexpected "b"
expecting "c", "C", "p", "P", "s" or "S"

When I also got this on an empty text (markdown) file with just a reference in it, I realized that the markdown document was not the problem. Indeed, I had inadvertedly deleted a trailing comma in the bibtex document.

title = {Racial [...]

doesn’t work; it should be:

title = {Racial [...]