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Nightlights: cool data, bad geocoding

October 14, 2010
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Nightlights: cool data, bad geocoding

A global source of population density has been on my low-priority wish list for some time, so I was very excited when I found Steve Mosher’s work with the Nighlights data set. “Nightlights” refers to the artificial lights seen from space at night. Astronomers call it “light pollution” which is pretty accurate since it’s decidedly

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Postdoc position in computational Bayesian statistics

October 14, 2010
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Postdoc position in computational Bayesian statistics

Here is an announcement I received that should interest potential postdocs (willing to come to Paris). The location is on the Orsay campus, south of Paris. In the framework of the ANR-funded Metacoli project which aims at identifying the metabolic underpinnings of the lifestyle diversity in the E. coli species, Genoscope (the genomics institute of

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Kuwait Airport

October 14, 2010
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Kuwait Airport

  Kuwait International airport. Giss has it as nightlights =0, so do I. By looking at comparisons of nightlights with the station centered and a static google map with the station centered, there are mismatches between GISS and Me and between Nightlights and the  world. Subtle shift here and there. Annoying. Also, you can see

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Nightlights, Contours, and Rgooglemap

October 14, 2010
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Nightlights, Contours, and Rgooglemap

I am continuing the investigation of nightlights using some additional packages from Cran. Here we add Rgooglemaps to the mix. Rgooglemaps is a neat tool that gives you a simple ( needs better docs) interface to the static map server. Perhaps, I’ll modify the code to my likeing, so For now I use it as

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Animated plots in R and LaTeX

October 12, 2010
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Animated plots in R and LaTeX

I like to use animated plots in my talks on functional time series, partly because it is the only way to really see what is going on with changes in the shapes of curves over time, and also because audiences love them! Here is how it is done. For LaTeX, you need to create every

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Lists of English Words

October 12, 2010
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Lists of English Words

When I was a kid, I went through an 80s music phase…well, some things never change. “People just love to play with words…” Know that song? Anyway… One of the biggest pains of text mining and NLP is colloquialism — language that is only appropriate in casual language and not in formal speech or writing. Words such as informal contractions...

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In case you missed it: September Roundup

October 12, 2010
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from August of particular interest to R users. We presented a profile of Hadley Wickham, author of many popular R packages including ggplot2 and reshape. We riffed the design of the new Twitter website into a discussion on calculating the Golden Mean with R. Several readers contributed 1-liners based on...

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Parallel processing of independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms

October 11, 2010
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Parallel processing of independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms

With Pierre Jacob, my PhD student, and Murray Smith, from National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, who actually started us on this project at the last and latest Valencia meeting, we have completed a paper on using parallel computing in independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms. The paper is arXived and the abstract goes as follows:

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Nightlights in China

October 10, 2010
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Nightlights in China

Update: Some are not aware that GISS has switched to using Nightlights in the ROW. According to their updates they have moved to nightlights for the ROW. The station inventories can be found here The station I examine below is listed  like this in the new giss inventory 20551495001 TURPAN 42.92 91.00 24 384R -9MVDEno-9x-9HOT

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Le Monde puzzle [40]

October 10, 2010
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Le Monde puzzle [40]

The puzzle in Le Monde this week is called the “square five” (sic!): Two players each have twenty-five cards with five times each of the digits 1,2,3,4,5. They alternate putting one card on top of the pile, except that they can instead take an arbitrary number of consecutive cards from the top of the pile

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