Monthly Archives: January 2011

Disable auto-update from R (Windows)

January 21, 2011
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There are two major threats to complex MCMC estimations:Wrong energy settings (hibernate after 2 hours of inactivity)Automatic Updates (install updates at 3 a.m.)I thought about the latter threat. At times, you may hand some R code to other co-workers,...

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Ultraedit to R

January 21, 2011
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My favorite text editor on Windows is Ultraedit, but it does not have a nice interface to R in the same vein as Emacs/ESS, Tinn-R, or Eclipse. (I have never used Eclipse.) Ultraedit is powerful enough to submit whole R programs...

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Stop your figures jumping about in odfWeave

January 21, 2011
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If you use odfWeave to produce figures, you will probably find they jump about when scrolling through the document – because the figures and figure frames are anchored in openoffice to the paragraph and not “as character”. The only way to fix this in a finished document is to right-click on the figures and select

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Stop your figures jumping about in odfWeave

January 21, 2011
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If you use odfWeave to produce figures, you will probably find they jump about when scrolling through the document – because the figures and figure frames are anchored in openoffice to the paragraph and not “as character”. ...

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How do you explain reproducible research to clients?

January 21, 2011
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Most of the statistics work I do now is reproducible research – this can offer a big advantage for clients but of course that doesn’t necessarily mean they realise it … Below is a text we have been pasting in at the bottom of the source documents (and which therefore appears in the pdf’s) to

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How do you explain reproducible research to clients?

January 21, 2011
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Most of the statistics work I do now is reproducible research - this can offer a big advantage for clients but of course that doesn't necessarily mean they realise it ... Below is a text we have been pasting in at the bottom of the source d...

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Embedding a time series with time delay in R

January 21, 2011
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I’ve recently been looking at (http://www.geo.uni-potsdam.de/member-details/show/108.html ‘Martin Trauth’s web page at The University of Potsdam Institute of Earth and Environmental Science’)'s book MATLAB® Recipes for Earth Sciences to try to understand what some of my palaeoceanography colleagues are doing with their data analyses (lots of frequency domain time series techniques and a...

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Inconsistencies in Bayesian Models of Decision-Making

January 20, 2011
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But modeling devices that make sense for an unbiased decisionmaker may not make sense for a biased one. For example, why would individuals have priors and posteriors if they are destined to apply Bayes’ law incorrectly?1 A question I often ask myself. Wolfgang Pesendorfer : Behavioral Economics Comes of Age: A Review Essay on Advances

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Trip to Lyon

January 20, 2011
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Trip to Lyon

This was my first trip to Lyon in about… 35 years, I think, but I did not have much time to tour the city! My original plan was to go climbing with Ivan near La Meije right after the talk, but our respective knees were hurting for the past week at least (since Utah in

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Will I ever be a bayesian statistician ? (part 1)

January 20, 2011
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Will I ever be a bayesian statistician ? (part 1)

Last week, during the workshop on Statistical Methods for Meteorology and Climate Change (here), I discovered how powerful bayesian techniques could be, and that there were more and more bayesian statisticians. So, if I was to fully understand app...

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