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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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More thinking about α = 0.05

Mudge has actually written an excellent followup to his technique to balance type I and II error rates to determine a study specific α. He actually went back and did a meta-analysis to look at how study specific values of … Continue reading

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Additional Thoughts on NHST in Ecology

A more rational alternative to blind usage of α = 0.05 – some additional discussion on the Journal of Ecology Blog

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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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