I ended up down a #programming-oriented rabbithole and I'm just *so* impressed with some resources that out there, free as in beer (and often #FOSS/#libre).
@bthall what are they?
@kai Pretty much everything listed here: https://www.numfocus.org/sponsored-projects/
But in particular, that https://nbviewer.jupyter.org exists: free execution and interactive hosting of https://jupyter.org notebooks, which makes Shiny in #rLang somewhat unnecessary.
@bthall I think most of this is over my head but it sounds neat
@kai Well I'm kinda mostly excited that the hosting thing is free :B I wanted to setup a simple tool for Econ students using #rLang and Shiny, but Shiny's hosts have low usage limits for free users, so I'm like \o/
@bthall most important thing: BEST PRICE
@bthall I heard this spoken during an interview with a Chinese factory owner in heavily accented English.
Any time someone implies that they are price-sensitive, I recite it. 🤓
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