Monthly Archives: September 2010

R Reshape Package

September 6, 2010
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R Reshape Package

Some of you may know this R reshape package already, I have started to play with it after the post Handling Large CSV Files in R. It is really an excellent one worthing a new post to introduce formally.What is reshape package? reshape: Flexibly reshape data, Reshape lets you flexibly restructure and aggregate data using just two...

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Canterbury Earthquake

September 6, 2010
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Canterbury Earthquake

4:35 am on Saturday morning, I was woken up by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, the epicentre being approximately 30 km west of where I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. The earthquake was one of the largest that New Zealand has experienced, and has been the most destructive one since the earthquake that struck Napier in 1931. Thankfully, the...

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Canterbury Earthquake

September 6, 2010
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Canterbury Earthquake

4:35 am on Saturday morning, I was woken up by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, the epicentre being approximately 30 km west of where I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. The earthquake was one of the largest that New Zealand has experienced, and has been the most destructive one since the earthquake that struck Napier in 1931. Thankfully, the...

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Coastal

September 6, 2010
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Coastal

UPDATE: cce asked for a chart of coastal locations broken out by their SST component and their Land componement. That’s a little tricky, but once you figure out the mask logic its just addition and such.There are TWO masks: One mask contains ALL zeros, except for coast cells which are fraction of LAND.The other mask

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In{s}a(ne)!!

September 5, 2010
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In{s}a(ne)!!

Having missed the earliest entry by Radford last month, due to disconnection in Yosemite, I was stunned to read his three entries of the past month about R performances being significantly modify when changing brackets with curly brackets! I (obviously!) checked on my own machine and found indeed the changes in system.time uncovered by Radford…

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MoshTemp 4.1

September 5, 2010
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MoshTemp 4.1

Replaces 4.0, minor changes made here and there. totally replaces 4.0 as the testing move forward. see 4.1 Run: DownloadAll. Run: DataSetUp. SSTTest reruns the SST analsyis and compares at HADSST2 Land1900Present: reruns the old version of program with a bench against CRU land figures. Next version will integrate more of raster to the analysis,

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Cricket World Cup 2011

September 5, 2010
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Cricket World Cup 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011: Fourteen countries will compete for Cricket championship in Cricket World Cup 2011 from Feb 19, 2011 to Apr 2, 2011 in the Indian sub-continent. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will host 49 matches. Pakistan was removed from t...

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1936.

September 4, 2010
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1936.

UPDATE: Ron Broberg has a more definitive explanation of the difference which indicates that 5sig issue is not the main cause of the difference. See his exposition here CRU, it appears, trims out station data when it lies outside 5 sigma. Well, for certain years where there was actually record cold weather that leads to

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5 Sigma in CRU

September 4, 2010
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5 Sigma in CRU

UPDATE: Ron Broberg has a more definitive explanation of the difference which indicates that 5sig issue is not the main cause of the difference. See his exposition here A short update. I’m in the process of integration the Land Analysis and the SST analysis into one application. The principle task in front of me is integrating

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Thinking in R: vectors

September 4, 2010
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Thinking in R: vectors

While I have been using the R language/environment for over five years or so, whenever I needed to do some statistical calculations, until recently I was only a casual user. A few months ago I started to use R in more depth and made a conscious decision to try and do things the ‘R way’.

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