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Global warming since 1995 ‘now significant’

June 11, 2011
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Global warming since 1995 ‘now significant’

Yesterday (June 11, 2011) the BBC reported on comments by Prof. Phil Jones, of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia (UEA), that the warming experienced by the planet since 1995 was statistically significant. That the trend in … Continue reading →

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What is ordisurf() doing…?

June 10, 2011
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What is ordisurf() doing…?

I’m writing this post for two reasons: i) someone searched on Google for the term “what is ordisurf doing” and ended up on my blog, and ii) because I have been on the receiving end of reviewers comments on a … Continue reading →

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Stratigraphic diagrams using analogue

June 8, 2011
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Stratigraphic diagrams using analogue

One of the routine tasks palaeoecologists do is plot data on species composition or geochemical proxies say along a sediment core or stratigraphic sequence. These diagrams are the canonical way of displaying stratigraphic data in this field. An example of … Continue reading →

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New version of analogue (0.7-0)

June 1, 2011
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New version of analogue (0.7-0)

Last week I pushed an update of my analogue package to CRAN. The last release (0.6-23) was on CRAN sometime in Mar 2010 so an update was well overdue. This (0.7-0) is a major update to analogue containing lots of … Continue reading →

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Minor update to Vegan (1.17-10)

June 1, 2011
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Minor update to Vegan (1.17-10)

I overlooked blogging about this at the time, but Jari released a minor update to our Vegan package to fix a few issues following release of R 2.13-0. As far as the user is concerned, this mainly affects capscale(). metaMDSrotate(), … Continue reading →

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New version of vegan released to CRAN (1.17-9)

April 1, 2011
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New version of vegan released to CRAN (1.17-9)

Yesterday Jari packaged up the latest release in the current stable branch of the vegan package. Version 1.17-9 of vegan is now on CRAN as a source tarball with binaries for MS Windows and MacOS X to follow soon. New … Continue reading →

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Embedding a time series with time delay in R

January 21, 2011
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Embedding a time series with time delay in R

I’ve recently been looking at Martin Trauth‘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 preponderance of … Continue reading →

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Why I love open source!

December 3, 2010
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Why I love open source!

Today I had a great reminder of why I love open source software and why I spend a bit of my time contributing R code to several packages. In the vegan, I had included some code to do an analysis … Continue reading →

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