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Has the seed that gets software development out of the stone-age been sown?

December 25, 2010
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Has the seed that gets software development out of the stone-age been sown?

A big puzzle for archaeologists is why stone age culture lasted as long as it did (from approximately 2.5 millions years ago until the start of the copper age around 6.3 thousand years ago). Given the range of innovation rates seen in various cultures through-out human history a much shorter stone age is to be

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Did you feel that?

December 23, 2010
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Did you feel that?

There was a small earthquake in northern England on Tuesday. Barry Rowlingson felt the quake (it rattled the photographs on his wall), but didn't know how big of a quake it was because he didn't know how close he was to the epicentre. The British Geological Survey hadn't yet announced the quake, but did give access to seismograph readings,...

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Citizen Data Journalism: Mexico Homicides

December 23, 2010
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Citizen Data Journalism: Mexico Homicides

I've recently praised some mainstream media outlets like the New York Times and New Scientist for leading the charge on data journalism. But you don't need to be a large organization to find news in data. With open data sources, and open-source data analysis tools, individuals can make newsworthy discoveries. Diego Valle-Jones has been investigating the impact of the...

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Some problems with the Mexican mortality database

December 22, 2010
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Some problems with the Mexican mortality database

I've written before about how I couldn't find the Acteal Massacre in the homicide database available at the INEGI. So I decided to check if the deaths that occurred as a consequence of the massacre were misclassified as other types of violent death, and indeed they were. In the municipality of Chenalhó,...

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Some problems with the Mexican mortality database

December 22, 2010
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Some problems with the Mexican mortality database

I've written before about how I couldn't find the Acteal Massacre in the homicide database available at the INEGI. So I decided to check if the deaths that occurred as a consequence of the massacre were misclassified as other types of violent death, and indeed they were. In the municipality of Chenalhó,...

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NppToR 2.5.2 Improves startup

December 21, 2010
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I’ve been getting lots of feedback that there are problems starting NppToR with some of the latest version. I took to the task of looking at that yesterday on the train home. I have made improvements to the way NppToR finds the RHome directory, not relying entirely on the windows registry. I also removed the

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Google Insights and RCurl

December 20, 2010
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Google Insights is nifty. If you’re logged in to your Google account, you can download the results as a CSV file. This is straightforward if you’re using a browser; if you’re trying to retrieve the results of queries using R, however, things get more complicated. The following code retrieves the results of a Google Insights search for...

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Google Insights and RCurl

December 20, 2010
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nStrict Standards: Non-static method StringParser_Node::destroyNode() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /afs/ir.stanford.edu/users/k/n/knoepfle/cgi-bin/flatpress/fp-plugins/bbcode/inc/stringparser.class.php on line 358Google Insights is nifty. If you’re logged in to your Google account, you can download the results as a CSV file. This is straightforward if you’re using a browser; if you’re trying to retrieve the results...

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Area plots unmasked

December 15, 2010
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Area plots unmasked

RESULTS OF THE GREAT AREA PLOT QUIZ If you are the type of reader who remembers things from last week, you may remember the great area plot quiz we had running. This week, we are excited to announce that the results are in. The plot above shows answers to the four questions. The correct answers

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Machine Learning and Data Mining with R

December 13, 2010
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The San Francisco Bay Area ACM runs several courses on data mining and machine learning with R. Machine Learning 101 deals primarily with supervised learning problems, and Machine Learning 102 covers unsupervised learning and fault detection. Machine Learning 101 & 102 were most recently presented by Mike Bowles & Tricia Hoffman in September, and the lecture notes and class...

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