Blog aggregators

May 15, 2012 | Rob J Hyndman

A very useful way of keeping up with blogs in a particular area is to subscribe to a blog aggregator. These will syndicate posts from a large number of blogs and provide links back to the original sources. So you only need to subscribe once to get all the good ... [Read more...]

CrossValidated Journal Club

December 21, 2010 | Rob J Hyndman

Journal Clubs are a great way to learn new research ideas and to keep up with the literature. The idea is that a group of people get together every week or so to discuss a paper of joint interest. This can happen within your own research group or department, or ... [Read more...]

How to avoid annoying a referee

October 22, 2010 | Rob J Hyndman

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 on this subject. This inspired my own list below. Explain what ... [Read more...]

Twenty rules for good graphics

August 6, 2010 | Rob J Hyndman

One of the things I repeatedly include in referee reports, and in my responses to authors who have submitted papers to the International Journal of Forecasting, are comments designed to include the quality of the graphics. Recently someone asked on about best practices for producing plots. So ...
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Using Google Reader

February 15, 2010 | Rob J Hyndman

Google Reader is a fantastic way to keep track of new papers that are appearing in many different journals, and also to follow some of the interesting research blogs (and blogs on other topics) that are out there. Google Reader checks websites for you and lets you know of any ...
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Free GIS Resources

January 26, 2010 | James

Over the last couple of days I have utilised some excellent free GIS resources. I have listed these and some others below. Geospatial Analysis: This is the free online version of de Smith, Longley and Goodchild’s excellent book by the same title. It provides full coverage of current GIS ... [Read more...]

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