Monthly Archives: September 2010

The future of R

September 8, 2010
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Some thoughts from Christian, including this bit: We need to consider separately 1. R's brilliant library 2. R's not-so-brilliant language and/or interpreter. I don't know that R's library is so brilliant as all that--if necessary, I don't thi...

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Webinar September 22: Deploying R

September 8, 2010
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In 2 weeks, on Wednesday September 22, I'll be hosting a webinar in conjunction with Andrew Lampitt at Jaspersoft. This new webinar is all about how to Deploy R: in other words, how to use the new server-based capabilities of Revolution R Enterprise 4 for Linux to embed the results of R scripts into applications and web pages. One...

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ECG Project

September 8, 2010
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ECG Project

In an earlier post, I described some ECG signal processing. In fact, these recordings were from my own heart, and I had collected them using a homemade ECG. The following is a repost from my old site describing the device. I assembled an instrumentation amplifier to measure cardiac potentials (i.e. an electrocardiograph (ECG)). The analog-to-digital

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Computer languages and Applied Math

September 8, 2010
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There is no question that computer languages have helped pushed the envelope for applied mathematics.  It is hard to imagine where we would be without airline scheduling, supply chain management, or inventory control if it were not for all of the ...

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Computer languages and Applied Math

September 8, 2010
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There is no question that computer languages have helped pushed the envelope for applied mathematics.  It is hard to imagine where we would be without airline scheduling, supply chain management, or inventory control if it were not for all of the ...

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Clipping a Surface By a Polygon

September 8, 2010
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Clipping a Surface By a Polygon

Background: A common function in standard GIS software enables users to create a raster surface and extract values or clip it based on a set of polygons. This may be used in cases where you want analysis to be constrained to within a town’s boundaries or a coastline. This tutorial will outline how to create

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Canterbury Earthquakes part III

September 8, 2010
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Canterbury Earthquakes part III

As more people keep following the GeoNet website, they are starting to notice the seismic activity in areas other than Christchurch. A few people I've talked to have expressed concern that the Saturday 7-pointer has sparked earthquakes around the count...

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Canterbury Earthquakes part III

September 8, 2010
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Canterbury Earthquakes part III

As more people keep following the GeoNet website, they are starting to notice the seismic activity in areas other than Christchurch. A few people I've talked to have expressed concern that the Saturday 7-pointer has sparked earthquakes around the count...

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Julien on R shortcomings

September 8, 2010
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Julien on R shortcomings

Julien Cornebise posted a rather detailed set of comments (from Jasper!) that I thought was interesting and thought-provoking enough (!) to promote to a guest post. Here it is , then, to keep the debate rolling (with my only censoring being the removal of smileys!). (Please keep in mind that I do not endorse everything

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Straight, curly, or compiled?

September 7, 2010
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Christian Robert, whose blog I commented-on here once before, had followed up on a recent set of posts by Radford Neal which had appeared both on Radford's blog and on the r-devel mailing list. Now, let me prefix this by saying that I really enjoyed Radford's posts. He obviously put a lot of time into finding a number of (all...

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