Tag Archives: R

Passive crowdsourcing- finding the data that people don’t know they’re creating

I have a new paper out! You can read it: Predicting plant attractiveness to pollinators with passive crowdsourcing.1 A while back, my colleague, Doug Landis, was searching the web for pictures of flowers for  a project about native plants, and noticed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Getting WiSE: Reflections on a Software Carpentry bootcamp

Last week, I traveled to Ann Arbor to teach a Software Carpentry bootcamp at the University of Michigan. The workshop was hosted by a Women in Science and Engineering group, my co-instructors consisted of an all-star team: Kara Woo, Sarah … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Git and the n00b

Do people still say n00b? Well, I do.* I am not entirely a n00b to open source living. Back in my physics undergrad days, I was, exclusively, a Linux person. Windows was my enemy, because Windows was The Man.** Using … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

So, what am I going to do with this specimen list? (hint: Reshape2)

All right, I’m finally back from all my travelling. I’ve seen many a strange thing in my travels. But now, back to reality.* It’s time for some data manipulation. Where we left off, we had a nice, clean specimen list, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Getting meta

Friends, your resident bug-counter has been, unh, busy lately. I’ve been travelling a lot over the past two months, between interviews for faculty positions and conferences. And it’s not over- I’ve got two more trips in May. So far, I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cleaning up your act: simple ways to find errors in your raw data

It’s been an interesting week. We had a massive ice storm in the eastern Great Lakes area, trees and power lines were totaled, power was out everywhere- I didn’t have electricity for four days. Things, basically, are a disordered mess, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments