Tag Archives: real data

Regime shifts, ladybugs, and #otherpeoplesdata

A bit of metadata: As you may remember, I mentioned in my last post that I was super-pregnant. Well, in true devotion to my craft, on Darwin Day, I doubled my fitness, and now  I have a new writing buddy. … Continue reading

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Open science and the unsung heroes of biocontrol

Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the staphylinids and carabids. Today, my student, Shahlo Safarzoda’s first paper came out. This is an exciting paper for a lot of reasons. Number one, of course, is that it’s always … Continue reading

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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

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Bridging the data style gap- Part 1- different disciplines, different data formats

This post is first in a series where I will essentially be live-blogging on working on an #otherpeoplesdata dataset. These data are associated with a project examining bee diversity in bioenergy cropping systems. I’ve already done a little bit of … Continue reading

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Sharing: it can be harder than you think.

I have a three year old daughter, so you don’t have to tell me how hard it is for some people to share.  It’s hard, when you perceive something as yours, when you love it and MOMMY! SHE TOOK IT … Continue reading

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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

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Formatting your data tables for storage and re-use

If you follow me on twitter, you probably know I’m compiling a huge dataset. I’ve used a variety of tools to work on these data (most notably reshape and OpenRefine), and now the data is in its cleanest form- a … Continue reading

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