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Isn’t sad that all that matters in an election is the candidate’s height?

September 15, 2015
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Isn’t sad that all that matters in an election is the candidate’s height?

I came across the claim in the US press suggesting that the taller the candidate, the better his/her chances for success in presidential elections. After a little search, I found this Wikipedia entry, and even some academic research on the issue, mainly relating this phenomenon to some sort of evolutionary instinctual preference. At least in the US,...

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Spatstat – An introduction and measurements with Bio7

September 10, 2015
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Spatstat – An introduction and measurements with Bio7

10.09.2015 Here I present a summary of a small spatstat workshop I created. I also explain in several videos how to transfer and convert 2d and 3D ImageJ measurements to a spatial point pattern with Bio7. The example datasets and code samples used here were taken from the spatstat help and from spatstat scripts cited

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Bio7 2.3 Released!

August 28, 2015
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Bio7 2.3 Released!

28.08.2015 As a result of the useR conference 2015 with fantastic workshops and presentations where I also presented my software I released a new version of Bio7 with many improvements and new features inspired by the R conference and important for the next ImageJ conference 2015 where I will give a Bio7 workshop. For this

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Argentine general election, 2015

August 6, 2015
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Argentine general election, 2015

The 2015 Argentine’s presidential election to be held next October 25th is approaching and the dispute begun to appear more clearly since the major parties announced their potential candidates last June. This Sunday, the political parties are holding their primaries for the upcoming presidential election. As in US, in Argentine the primaries are important for parties to solve internal disputes,...

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ImageJ Selections to Georeferenced Spatial Objects

August 5, 2015
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ImageJ Selections to Georeferenced Spatial Objects

05.08.2015 As a result of the last UseR conference and some great spatial workshops and talks where I participated I decided to rework the selection dialog for the upcoming Bio7 2.3 to transfer ImageJ selection data as ‘Spatial Objects’ with the help of the package ‘sp‘ and the Java GDAL binding (version 1.7.1). Video: One

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Ternary plots in politics

August 3, 2015
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Ternary plots in politics

This week, I read a post by Nicholas Hamilton about ternary plots that made me think, how this geometric diagram has many different application in science fields. Couple weeks ago, I was reading a book by Donald Saari, who uses ternary charts massively to project election outcomes in different electoral settings. Perhaps, most common, ternary diagrams are used for...

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The Greek thing II

July 3, 2015
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The Greek thing II

Just few hours before Greeks head to the polls to decide on the bailout agreement, and ultimately, whether the country will stay in the euro, there is no overwhelming advantage of either side. Actually, the margin became blurred over the last three days, with the “Yes” position rehearsing a last-minute recovery. Despite this last-minute trend, the aggregate preference for...

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The Greek thing

July 3, 2015
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The Greek thing

Greeks have been quite volatile on their opinion whether they should accept or not a proposal by the country’s creditors for more austerity to keep aid flowing. The polls conducted over this week look like crazy, though that “belly” was likely provoked by the anxiety on what comes next after Greece not paying IMF back. The data were...

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Bio7 at the useR! Conference 2015

June 28, 2015
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I recently released a new version of Bio7 just in time and planned for the useR conference 2015 where I will present Bio7 in the Ecology oral session titled: “A Graphical User Interface for R in an Integrated Development Environment for Ecological Modeling, Scientific Image Analysis and Statistical Analysis “. I hope to see you

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Bio7 2.2 for Windows, Linux and MacOSX released

June 26, 2015
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Bio7 2.2 for Windows, Linux and MacOSX released

26.06.2015 I released a new version of Bio7 for Windows, Linux and MacOSX simultaneously. This release is based on Eclipse 4.5 which was published on Wednesday. It comes bundled with the latest ImageJ version (1.49u) and the latest R version (bundled with Windows and Mac). Download at: http://bio7.org New features: Based on Eclipse 4.5 (Mars)

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