These are my links for February 12th from 15:49 to 15:54:
- Comparison of data analysis packages: R, Matlab, SciPy, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata – Brendan O’Connor’s Blog – Lukas and I were trying to write a succinct comparison of the most popular packages that are typically used for data analysis. I think most people choose one based on what people around them use or what they learn in school, so I’ve found it hard to find comparative information. I’m posting the table here in hopes of useful comments.
- Thin Film Turns Any Surface Into a Touchscreen | Gadget Lab | Wired.com – Turning your monitor into a touchscreen could some day be as simple as peel … and stick.
Displax, a Portugal-based company, promises to turn any surface — flat or curved — into a touch-sensitive display. The company is offering a thinner-than-paper polymer film that can be stuck on glass, plastic or wood to turn it into an interactive input device.
- Girl Genius Online Comics! – Girl Genius is an ongoing adventure story in which the characters grow, change, run around the landscape quite a bit, and occasionally even die. Because of this, we recommend that new readers start the Girl Genius story from the very beginning. Trust us, it makes more sense that way. The good news is that the entire archive is now available for online reading!
- Power, Effect Sizes, Confidence Intervals, & Scientific Integrity – Explains use of statistical power, effect sizes, confidence intervals in applied social science research, and addresses the issue of publication bias and scientific integrity.