Monthly Archives: February 2010

15 posts

Bookmarks for February 25th through February 26th

These are my links for February 25th through February 26th: – Keep it Clean! – Cleans up text to make it more readily readable. Top 10 Common Faults In Human Thought – Listverse – The human mind is a wonderful thing. Cognition, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of information quickly. For example, every time your eyes are open, you brain is constantly being bombarded with stimuli. You may be consciously thinking about one specific thing, but you brain is processing thousands of subconscious ideas. Unfortunately, our cognition is not perfect, and there […]

Bookmarks for February 22nd through February 24th

These are my links for February 22nd through February 24th: Logic and Formal Semantics for Epistemology Longversion.pdf (application/pdf Object) – This essay introduces some of the formal apparatus of epistemic logic and discusses its applicability to epistemological questions. The literature on knowability and belief revision are discussed in other chapters in this volume and so they will not be treated in detail here. How Did Economists Get It So Wrong? – – It’s hard to believe now, but not long ago economists were congratulating themselves over the success of their field. Those successes — or so they believed — […]

Bookmarks for February 12th through February 16th

These are my links for February 12th through February 16th: Metric Conversion. Unit Conversion. Online Measurement Unit Converter. Conversion Table. – If you are need any kind of conversion you are at the right place. We offer wide range of online conversions between different units of measurement. Here you make time, data, speed, temperature, currency and a lot of other conversions. Please start by choosing the conversion type. Algorithmic Thermodynamics.pdf (application/pdf Object) – …one of the fun things we noticed is that algorithmic entropy is a special case of Gibbs entropy — but only if we generalize a bit and […]

Bookmarks for February 12th from 15:54 to 16:01

These are my links for February 12th from 15:54 to 16:01: Revolutions: Video: What is R? – By popular demand, we've made the video of our 30-minute webcast "The R Project" available on YouTube so that everyone can easily watch it. If you (or a friend!) have ever wondered what this R thing is all about, this is the video for you. Here's the first part: Write or Die by Dr Wicked – Putting the 'prod' in productivity. Write or Die is a web application that encourages writing by punishing the tendency to avoid writing. Start typing in the box. […]

Bookmarks for February 12th from 15:49 to 15:54

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 | […]

Bookmarks for February 12th from 15:07 to 15:48

These are my links for February 12th from 15:07 to 15:48: Revolutions: How to combine Google maps and data in R – Every good artist needs a canvas, and when it comes to displaying geographic data placing those data in context — on a map — makes all the difference. A new package for R from Markus Loecher, RgoogleMaps, allows you to download a street or satellite map from Google simply by specifying the bounding latitude/longitude coordinates. (You need to sign up for a free Google API key first, though.) You can then overlay data from objects in R, using […]