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Typo in Chapter 5

September 9, 2010
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Typo in Chapter 5

Gilles Guillot from Technical University of Denmark taught a course based on our R book and he pointed out to me several typos in Chapter 5 of “Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R”: p.137 second equation from bottom should be p. 138  Example 5.7 denominator in the gradient should be

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Julien on R shortcomings

September 8, 2010
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Julien on R shortcomings

Julien Cornebise posted a rather detailed set of comments (from Jasper!) that I thought was interesting and thought-provoking enough (!) to promote to a guest post. Here it is , then, to keep the debate rolling (with my only censoring being the removal of smileys!). (Please keep in mind that I do not endorse everything

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CCE

September 7, 2010
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CCE

Wasnt that hard. green is land, blue is sea. new data awaits you. old data taken down For Zeke: Green is landcoast cells, blue is seacoast.  The cells are AREA weighted per cce request but not Fractiionally weighted. That is if a cell is 90% land and 10% water, this weighting is NOT applied. I

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Truly random?!

September 6, 2010
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Truly random?!

Having purchased the September edition of La Recherche because of its (disappointing!) coverage on black matter, I came by a short coverage on an Intel circuit producing “truly random” numbers… I already discussed this issue in an earlier post, namely that there is no reason physical generators are “more” random than congruential pseudo-random generators, but

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Coastal

September 6, 2010
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Coastal

UPDATE: cce asked for a chart of coastal locations broken out by their SST component and their Land componement. That’s a little tricky, but once you figure out the mask logic its just addition and such.There are TWO masks: One mask contains ALL zeros, except for coast cells which are fraction of LAND.The other mask

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In{s}a(ne)!!

September 5, 2010
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In{s}a(ne)!!

Having missed the earliest entry by Radford last month, due to disconnection in Yosemite, I was stunned to read his three entries of the past month about R performances being significantly modify when changing brackets with curly brackets! I (obviously!) checked on my own machine and found indeed the changes in system.time uncovered by Radford…

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MoshTemp 4.1

September 5, 2010
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MoshTemp 4.1

Replaces 4.0, minor changes made here and there. totally replaces 4.0 as the testing move forward. see 4.1 Run: DownloadAll. Run: DataSetUp. SSTTest reruns the SST analsyis and compares at HADSST2 Land1900Present: reruns the old version of program with a bench against CRU land figures. Next version will integrate more of raster to the analysis,

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1936.

September 4, 2010
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1936.

UPDATE: Ron Broberg has a more definitive explanation of the difference which indicates that 5sig issue is not the main cause of the difference. See his exposition here CRU, it appears, trims out station data when it lies outside 5 sigma. Well, for certain years where there was actually record cold weather that leads to

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5 Sigma in CRU

September 4, 2010
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5 Sigma in CRU

UPDATE: Ron Broberg has a more definitive explanation of the difference which indicates that 5sig issue is not the main cause of the difference. See his exposition here A short update. I’m in the process of integration the Land Analysis and the SST analysis into one application. The principle task in front of me is integrating

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Oh (de)bugger! Part II

September 3, 2010
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Oh (de)bugger! Part II

In the first part of this series, I discussed some standard debugging techniques, like the use of the browser function. One of the limitations of browser is that it isn’t much help if the problem is somewhere higher up the call-stack. ... The function I’m going to show you uses sys.calls to retrieve the call stack, and sys.frames...

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