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comment How to deal with colleague that starts arguments?
Good advice! The only thing I'm not sure about is whether offering to write an email first is a good idea. I think it can be more effective to suggest that Joe does it: since he seems to be the more combative person, having him formulate his thoughts could work better than providing him with specific clues to object to. Plus, Joe might consider it not be worth his time, and similarly OP would waste less of his :)
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comment How to deal with colleague that starts arguments?
The thing is, as comments to the question suggest, the reason could be that Joe feels that his concerns are being ignored, and perhaps interprets that as lack of respect. Acknowledging his opinion -- even without any actual action, just with "that's a good point, we'll watch out to make sure problem X doesn't show up" or "we need to finish Y asap, but we might look into X later when we have a chance" or something of that nature can go a long way. This is of course regarding technical issues; Joe's "unacceptable" comment about scheduling is just rude and OP needs to be clear on that one.
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comment How to deal with colleague that starts arguments?
"Going to have to do X doesn't always mean someone is ordering you. Some people do use it as a quote to advise or suggest." -- +1 on that one! Reading your answer, I've just realized that I must be doing this all the time myself; somehow even seeing OP's "directly telling me what to do" phrase didn't quite lead me to see that as a possible (and likely!) interpretation.
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accepted logical operators in data.table with by-groups
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comment logical operators in data.table with by-groups
Thanks! That works. Unfortunately in the actual application, I have a few thousand of these columns, so I'm not sure what would be a practical way to deal with that...
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revised logical operators in data.table with by-groups
Edited because now I think I see what is happening, not sure why or how to avoid though.
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comment performance of data.table for summary statistics on smaller datasets
It's called within an iterative procedure that algorithmically generates a lot of these small datasets. It's not a major issue at this point, but since I am not really a data.table expert, I was wondering if I was missing something.
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