Writing

My new forecasting textbook

May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 ... [Read more...]

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

December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 → [Read more...]

What you wish you knew before you started a PhD

November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 ... [Read more...]

Using LaTeX for Math Formulas on the Web

April 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 ... [Read more...]

How to avoid annoying a referee

October 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

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 ... [Read more...]

Embed R Code with Syntax Highlighting on your Blog

September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

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... [Read more...]

More StackExchange sites

July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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 ...
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Implementing the stochastic simulation algorithm in R

September 8, 2007 | 0 Comments

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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