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Kernels for everyone!

August 1, 2016
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Kernels for everyone!

During my dissertation, I spent a lot of time working on spatial kernel estimates. Where spatial kernel estimates are defined as a convolution of a spatial suppport , A simple example of this estimate is a Gaussian filter or blur in more common parlance. In the Guassian filter, is the normal density function , with the location parameter and...

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On a finite time scale

July 28, 2016
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On a finite time scale

It was rumored that updates to the MacBook Pro were coming at WWDC. These rumors did not pan out. Instead it looks like the new MacBook Pro will be landing sometime later this year, possibly due to delays in availability of high end Skylake 45w mobile parts. This seems plausible, given that Intel only released its Skylake quad core NUC in mid-May....

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On a finite time scale

July 28, 2016
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On a finite time scale

It was rumored that updates to the MacBook Pro were coming at WWDC. These rumors did not pan out. Instead it looks like the new MacBook Pro will be landing sometime later this year, possibly due to delays in availability of high end Skylake 45w mobile parts. This seems plausible, given that Intel only released its Skylake quad core NUC in mid-May....

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Predicting Agriculture, Poorly (Part I)

July 23, 2016
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Crop rotation is an agricultural production practice to increase yield, mitigate disease, and control pests. This production practice involves growing crops in specific sequences to improve the quality of soil for the following crop. A common example in the United States is the practice of growing soybeans before corn. In this example soybeans fixate nitrogen in the soil...

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Predicting Agriculture, Poorly (Part I)

July 23, 2016
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Crop rotation is an agricultural production practice to increase yield, mitigate disease, and control pests. This production practice involves growing crops in specific sequences to improve the quality of soil for the following crop. A common example in the United States is the practice of growing soybeans before corn. In this example soybeans fixate nitrogen in the soil...

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The cdlTools R package

July 15, 2016
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The cdlTools R package

This is a brief tutorial on the cdlTools package developed by Lu Chen and I to download and perform some simple analysis on USDA's cropland data layer (CDL). This tutorial will cover downloading CDL data, obtaining some zonal statistics, and explore land cover change. This package is not currently available on CRAN, but is available...

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The cdlTools R package

July 15, 2016
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The cdlTools R package

This is a brief tutorial on the cdlTools package developed by Lu Chen and I to download and perform some simple analysis on USDA's cropland data layer (CDL). This tutorial will cover downloading CDL data, obtaining some zonal statistics, and explore land cover change. This package is not currently available on CRAN, but is available...

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