Blog Posts

comparing two data frames: one #rstats, many ways!

today i tweeted asking about packages to compare two data frames (specifically, their variable names and types): anyone aware of an …

crying @ sephora

A few days ago an amazing tweet made the rounds: I made a dataset of Sephora reviews that mention crying ☔️ …

opendatatoronto 0.1.0 is on CRAN!

I’m beyond excited to announce that opendatatoronto is now released on CRAN! opendatatoronto is a package for searching and accessing …

RStudio Conf Diversity Scholarships

The RStudio conf diversity scholarship applications just opened! This is a fantastic program, providing free conference registration …

usethis for reporting

👋 Hi! Over the last few weeks I have become totally enamored with the usethis package. It is really useful. Seriously – use it. I …

Recent + Upcoming Talks

Cleaning up after the federal election

Questions to ask yourself when cleaning data, demonstrated with results from the 2019 Canadian federal election.

opendatatoronto demo

Demo’ing the opendatatoronto R package

Opinionated Strategies for Uncharted Territories

Strategies for working with new data

Sharla Gelfand

Freelance R and Shiny Developer

I’m a freelance R and Shiny developer specializing in enabling easy access to data and replacing manual, redundant processes with ones that are automated, reproducible, and repeatable. I also co-organize R-Ladies Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area R User Group. I like R (of course), dogs, learning Spanish, playing bass, and punk.