Romain’s biographical blog on his career in R is a fantastic read. During his college in Montpellier, he found R attractive and quickly made it his job to code in R. I cannot do justice to his ideas by summarising his tumultuous journey in a few lines. However, I will present one quote from when he attempted independent consulting as a career:
On top of not being a consultant, dealing with paperwork, invoices, spending time on the phone, estimating the time something will take me, multiplying that by two, but still being way off, coming up with how much I think my time is worth, … I was not ready for any of that.
A long must-read biographical essay.