Posts Tagged ‘ linux ’

MODIS processing with R, GDAL, and the NCO tools

June 3, 2010
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MODIS processing with R, GDAL, and the NCO tools

I use MODIS data for analysis of vegetation dynamics around the world.  The native HDF file format provided by NASA is great for archiving the data (it's amazing how much information they include in each file), but unfortunately there aren't many ...

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Compcache on Ubuntu on Amazon EC2

May 4, 2010
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Compcache on Ubuntu on Amazon EC2

The following fully-automatic Bash script downloads, compiles, and initializes compcache version 0.6.2 on Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10). This script creates two swaps with a maximum of 4GB uncompressed size each. Two swaps are used to take advantage of 2 CPUs (or CPU cores in a multicore CPU). Compcache is a fascinating memory compression system. The

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Happy Birthday GGD! The 10 Most Popular Posts Since GGD’s Launch

February 23, 2010
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The first post on Getting Genetics Done was one year ago today. To celebrate, here are the top 10 most viewed posts since GGD launched last year. Incidentally, nine of the ten are tutorials on how to do something in R. Thanks to all the readers and all...

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Linux Server Profiling: Using Open Source Tools For Bottleneck Analysis

February 9, 2010
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This tutorial covers profiling of Linux servers using open-source tools such as "iostat", "oprofile" and "blktrace". Both processor-bound and I/O-bound cases are covered, and the emphasis is on tools that provide visual displays of relevant metrics. Li...

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Three Must-Have Books on Data Visualization

February 3, 2010
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Download "Getting Started with the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit" (pdf, 1.25 megabytes) Download the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit Disclosure As you probably know, I live in the Portland, Oregon area and have for many years. One of ...

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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

January 21, 2010
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Download "Getting Started with the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit" (pdf, 1.25 megabytes) Download the Social Media Analytics Research Toolkit Media Inactivist, Thought Follower, Sit-Down Comic, Social Media Analytics Researcher, Former Boy Gen...

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Getting Started with the R Programming Language

January 16, 2010
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Download Code Like A Pirate - The #rstats Appliance from the SUSE Gallery  The R programming language was featured about a year ago in a New York Times article (http://bit.ly/iaqQ). I've been an R user since 2000, so I've collected some resources ...

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Start your engines; it’s a Linux era!

December 29, 2009
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Start your engines; it’s a Linux era!

Well, I’m writing this from my new system. After years on hiatus I migrated to Linux, once again. Setting up a full system on Linux for a Greek user had been one of the greatest challenges. First,of all setting up writing, reading & printing in Greek was the biggest obstacle, I still recall memories of 2000/2001

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email yourself when a script or a job is done

December 15, 2009
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i usually run long simulations in R on a remote server. i’ve read an article on linux journal about emailing yourself after something happens…i forgot. since my jobs are long, and i usually have to run multiple jobs sequentially, it’d be nice to look at my results immediately when they’re gone. good thing *nix based

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Top Five Open Source Projects of 2009

November 5, 2009
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Every year, I single out what I think are the Top Five open source projects. This year, there's only one hold-over from previous years, and it's likely that I'm just going to give it a Lifetime Achievement Award and pick five others next year. 5. NetBe...

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