Monthly Archives: September 2012

knitR, Markdown, and Your Homework

Want to try something new and interesting this week for your homework? There’s a great and not terribly difficult way to integrate your written responses to homework questions with R code and graphs without having to do a lot of … Continue reading

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3-D Graphics and R

Can you make a 3-D animation of ice sheets growing and shrinking over time? Yes you can.

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Buddhistics: data analysis and enlightenment

From Martine Now that data analysis has taken over my life, I have decided that it is like Buddhism as these two quotes below indicate: “For every cause there is an effect [in the future, man, this will be represented … Continue reading

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Truly Appreciating Variance and Sample Sizes (Scott Morello)

     It was two summers ago and I was, one again, splitting my time between teaching, interns, and my own field research whenever time permitted. Each summer, graduate students in our lab will take on NSF and NIH funded … Continue reading

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Statistical Machismo

Also, for another interesting reflection today, check out Brian McGill’s thoughts on ‘statistical machismo’ and the wonderful conversation below.

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Why I’m Teaching Computational Data Analysis for Biology

I’ll be honest, I’m excited. I’m excited to be teaching Computational Data Analysis to a fresh crop of graduate students. I’m excited to try and take what I have learned over the past decade of work in science, and share … Continue reading

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