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How to update and backup a MySQL database under version control and all within Rstudio

July 21, 2014
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How to update and backup a MySQL database under version control and all within Rstudio

I am trying to have better workflows to ensure data quality and two important things for me are first, scripting as much as posible the data manipulation process, and second, backing up the database we use under version control (e.g. … Continue reading →

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On Functional Diversity metrics

April 29, 2014
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On Functional Diversity metrics

Summary: FD is getting very popular, so I figured that would be good to post not only the code (mostly borrowed) I am using: https://github.com/ibartomeus/fundiv, but also what I learnt of it. This posts assume you have read about FD calculation … Continue reading →

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About Data

April 11, 2014
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About Data

I recently did a workshop about data with PhD students. That was great to order my thoughts and put together a lot of good resources. All material used (with lots of links) is available in GitHub: https://github.com/ibartomeus/Data. Topics range from hardcore … Continue reading →

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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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