Posts Tagged ‘ Writing ’

My new forecasting textbook

May 22, 2012
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After years of saying that I was going to write a book to replace Makridakis, Wheelwright and Hyndman (1998), I’m finally ready to make an announcement! My new book is Forecasting: principles and practice, co-authored with George Athanasopoulos. It is available online and free-of-charge. We have written about 2/3 of the book so far (all of which is already...

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To Sweave, or not to Sweave, that is the question

December 16, 2011
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To Sweave, or not to Sweave, that is the question

I am about to start writing up the manuscript of my recent biomath seminar (Act 3: Pineda-Krch. 2011. Cycles at the edge of existence: Emergence of quasi-cycles in strongly destabilizedecosystems.). While the slides for the talk were put together using Sweave … Continue reading →

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What you wish you knew before you started a PhD

November 11, 2011
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What you wish you knew before you started a PhD

I asked my research group recently what they wished they had learned before they started work on a PhD. Here are some of the responses. More mathematics. Particular topics they named included real analysis, functional analysis, measure theory, algebra, linear algebra. That would have been my response also. I still wish I knew more mathematics than

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Using LaTeX for Math Formulas on the Web

April 20, 2011
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I love the idea of using R+LaTeX+Sweave for reproducible research. This is even easier now that R has a jazzy new IDE that supports Sweave syntax highlighting and automatic PDF generation. I know I'm going to take some flak for saying this, but let's ...

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Using LaTeX for Math Formulas on the Web

April 20, 2011
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Using LaTeX for Math Formulas on the Web

I love the idea of using R+LaTeX+Sweave for reproducible research. This is even easier now that R has a jazzy new IDE that supports Sweave syntax highlighting and automatic PDF generation.I know I'm going to take some flak for saying this, but let's be...

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How to avoid annoying a referee

October 22, 2010
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It’s not a good idea to annoy the referees of your paper. They make recommendations to the editor about your work and it is best to keep them happy. There is an interesting discussion on stats.stackexchange.com on this subject. This inspired my own list below. Explain what you’ve done clearly, avoiding unnecessary jargon. Don’t claim

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Embed R Code with Syntax Highlighting on your Blog

September 7, 2010
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If you use blogger or even wordpress you've probably found that it's complicated to post code snippets with spacing preserved and syntax highlighting (especially for R code). I've discovered a few workarounds that involve hacking the blogger HTML templ...

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More StackExchange sites

July 16, 2010
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More StackExchange sites

The StackExchange site on Statistical Analysis is about to go into private beta testing. This is your last chance to commit if you want to be part of the private beta testing. Don’t worry if you miss out — it will only be a week before it is then open to the public. There is

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Using R, LaTeX, and Sweave for Reproducible Research: Handouts, Templates, & Other Resources

May 13, 2010
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Several readers emailed me or left a comment on my previous announcement of Frank Harrell's workshop on using Sweave for reproducible research asking if we could record the seminar. Unfortunately we couldn't record audio or video, but take a look a...

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Implementing the stochastic simulation algorithm in R

September 8, 2007
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Implementing the stochastic simulation algorithm in R

Dear blog, no I have not forgot you or the rest of the world. Sequestered in my humble cubicle I have been hammering away day and night for the last several weeks – hammering out a manuscript. Finally after what … Continue reading →

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