Monthly Archives: October 2012

Types of Error and Hurricane Sandy

Two great posts on Type I and II error and decisions about city closures here and with a followup here.

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The horror! Can it really be? That which has been hammered into me for years as the scientific standard; that which I assumed to be at the very basis of science, linked tightly with the concept of falsifiable hypotheses, the … Continue reading

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A Few Links

Hey All. I stumbled across a couple articles recently on the r-bloggers site that relate to what we’ve been talking about recently. The first shows how to automatically generate journal ready tables for model comparisons, and the second outlines when … Continue reading

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Degrees of Freedom in Regression

A nice piece from Dave Giles’s blog giving a more thorough explanation of Degrees of Freedom in regression. Enjoy!

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No significant differences? No problem! (Why I think the pressure on p-values is overrated)

I used to do research on fertilizers, specifically this new fancy organic fertilizer that contained amino acids as an N source.  (Yes, plants can assimilate and use amino acids as part of their N nutrition).  My experimental design was textbook: … Continue reading

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NSF changes Data Sharing Guidelines

Your data is now considered a scholarly product according to NSF. In a recent change to their guidelines, you no longer just list ‘Publications’ but now list ‘Products’ on your submitted CV. This means, heck, not only data is a … Continue reading

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Plotting Species Ranges from GBIF in R

Do you use GBIF to map species ranges? Want a quick and easy way to map the ranges of multiple species using R, instead of going to GIS software? Then try the rgbif library – very cool!

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