Monthly Archives: September 2010

Canterbury Earthquakes part II

September 7, 2010
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Canterbury Earthquakes part II

Since posting last night, there's been several more aftershocks, including several big ones. The total now stands (at 7:00pm) at 304 aftershocks, 70 greater than 4 on the Richter scale, 29 greater than 4.5, and 10 greater than 5. A couple of the fives ...

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Canterbury Earthquakes part II

September 7, 2010
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Canterbury Earthquakes part II

Since posting last night, there's been several more aftershocks, including several big ones. The total now stands (at 7:00pm) at 304 aftershocks, 70 greater than 4 on the Richter scale, 29 greater than 4.5, and 10 greater than 5. A couple of the fives ...

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Confidence Bands for Universal Scalability Models

September 7, 2010
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Confidence Bands for Universal Scalability Models

In the recent GDAT class, confidence intervals (CI) for performance data were discussed. Their generalization to confidence bands (CB) for scalability projections using the USL model also came up informally. I showed a prototype plot but it was an ugly hack. Later requests from GDAT attendees to apply CBs to their own data meant I had...

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Confidence Bands for Universal Scalability Models

September 7, 2010
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Confidence Bands for Universal Scalability Models

In the recent GDAT class, confidence intervals (CI) for performance data were discussed. Their generalization to confidence bands (CB) for scalability projections using the USL model also came up informally. I showed a prototype plot but it was an ugly hack. Later requests from GDAT attendees to apply CBs to their own data meant I had...

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CCE

September 7, 2010
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CCE

Wasnt that hard. green is land, blue is sea. new data awaits you. old data taken down For Zeke: Green is landcoast cells, blue is seacoast.  The cells are AREA weighted per cce request but not Fractiionally weighted. That is if a cell is 90% land and 10% water, this weighting is NOT applied. I

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Truly random?!

September 6, 2010
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Truly random?!

Having purchased the September edition of La Recherche because of its (disappointing!) coverage on black matter, I came by a short coverage on an Intel circuit producing “truly random” numbers… I already discussed this issue in an earlier post, namely that there is no reason physical generators are “more” random than congruential pseudo-random generators, but

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Gdb Macros for R

September 6, 2010
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When debugging R interactively, one hurdle to navigate is unwrapping SEXP objects to get at the inner data. Gdb has some useful macro functionality that allows you to wrap useful command sequences in reusable chunks. I recently put together the followi...

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R Maps

September 6, 2010
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R Maps

This is an updated version of my Making Maps with R tutorial. I think the code is lot simpler and it also includes some data for you to play around with. Background: Spatial data are becoming increasingly common, as are the tools available in R to process it. Of course one of the best ways

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Less than negative?

September 6, 2010
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An interesting thing that I found while doing the analysis for my previous post on the Canterbury earthquakes, was the difficulty of constraining figures less than a negative number. For example:abcd> a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10> b 4 5 6> c TRUE...

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Less than negative?

September 6, 2010
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An interesting thing that I found while doing the analysis for my previous post on the Canterbury earthquakes, was the difficulty of constraining figures less than a negative number. For example:abcd> a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10> b 4 5 6> c TRUE...

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