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April 11, 2011 | Mathematical Poetics

Look at just the first digit and the number of digits. science: 32914, 11566, 4989, 3743, 968, 814, 673, 482, 286, 2811 black and white: 1694, 1167, 1108, 988, 919, 639, 596, 591, 580, 544 lol: 22627, 18100, 17688, 14374, 13459, 12045, 4711, 3779, 36... [Read more...]

Model for nothing – and the bootstrap for free

January 21, 2011 | Timothée

Reconstructing phylogenies is an interesting task, sadly one that often requires to navigate between a multitude of software. To add an unnecessary layer of complexity to the whole thing, most of these softwares speaks different languages, and requires the user to do endless conversions from fasta to phylip to nexus ... [Read more...]

A (fast!) null model of bipartite networks

September 12, 2010 | Timothée

One of the challenges for ecologists working with trophic/interaction networks is to understand their organization. One of the possible approaches is to compare them across a random model, with more or less constraints, in order to estimate the departure from randomness. To this effect, null models have been developed. ... [Read more...]

A quick ggplot2 hack (multiple dataframes)

September 9, 2010 | Timothée

I’m starting to get familiar with ggplot2, and I really like it. I just found a very quick way to use several dataframes within the same plot, provided that the dataframes share columns names. One obvious application is the production (…)Read the rest of this entry » [Read more...]

Why building R packages is good for you

July 23, 2010 | Timothée

Basically every function you use in R is part of a package (often the base or stats one). Most of the advances routines, such as the differential equations solvers in simecol are brought to R in the form of Fortran (…)Read the rest of this entry » [Read more...]

Subsampling for dummies

July 8, 2010 | Timothée

A little piece of code dealing with the subsampling of matrices, in R. Useful if you want to use something akin to bootstrap, or just check the size of your sample with regard to various statistics. [Read more...]

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