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Quick and dirty notes on General Linear Mix Models

February 24, 2014
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Quick and dirty notes on General Linear Mix Models

My datasets tend to have random factors. I try to stick to general models whenever I can to avoid dealing with both random factors and complex error distributions (not always possible). I am compiling some notes here to avoid visiting … Continue reading →

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Science at the speed of ligth

October 15, 2013
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Science at the speed of ligth

May be is not going that fast, but at the speed of R at least. And R is pretty quick. This has pros and cons. I think that understanding the drawbacks is key to maximize the good things of speed, … Continue reading →

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Software carpentry

August 11, 2013
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Software carpentry

I would never call myself a programmer, but as an ecologists I manage moderately big and complicated datasets, and that require to interact with my computer to get the most of them. I self-taught most of the things I need … Continue reading →

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Happy biRthday

April 9, 2013
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Happy biRthday

Today is my birthday. It’s also the birthday of a close friend. What an incredible coincidence! Or wait, may be is just expected. One more time R comes into our help, because it has a built-in function to answer our question. … Continue reading →

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Pollination effectiveness landscape

February 28, 2013
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Pollination effectiveness landscape

I want to show you a pollination landscape, but this is not a pollinator landscape with flowers and nesting sites, but a plot showing two components of pollination. Quantity and quality. A recent paper by Pedro Jordano (see here for other … Continue reading →

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Pollination effectiveness landscape

February 28, 2013
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Pollination effectiveness landscape

I want to show you a pollination landscape, but this is not a pollinator landscape with flowers and nesting sites, but a plot showing two components of pollination. Quantity and quality. A recent paper by Pedro Jordano (see here for other … Continue reading →

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Who are the pollinators? (with R plot)

December 17, 2012
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Who are the pollinators? (with R plot)

I’ve been dreaming on writing a manuscript about who are the pollinators for a while, but it looks I’m not going to have the time soon, so here is an early draft of what the main figure should look like: It’s surprisingly … Continue reading →

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is.invasive( )

November 26, 2012
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is.invasive( )

Celebrating that I am contributing to the R-bloggers.com blog aggregator I am going to post a very simple function to check which species (both plants and animals) are considered “invaders” somewhere in the world. Basically the function asks that to … Continue reading →

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Running motivation #An R amusement

October 5, 2012
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Running motivation #An R amusement

Henry John-Alder told me once that in a marathon, twice as runners cross the line at 2h 59m than at 3h 00m. He pointed out that this anomaly in the distribution of finishers per minute (roughly normal shaped) is due … Continue reading →

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