Tag Archives: style

If you love your data, set it free.

I’m emerging from a deep-focus period for a brief comment. I tried not to. I didn’t want to engage. But dangit, it’s getting too hot. And it’s hitting close to home.  Sharing data. Specifically, being required to share data.  The reason … Continue reading

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Guest post- About Style

Things have been a bit crazy lately in the bug counting lab. There’s a few personnel moving on to new things, and I’m in a rush to get projects wrapped up with them before I’m no longer interacting with them … 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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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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Excel is not your lab notebook

Almost every entomologist I know uses excel for data storage. I’m not going to turn this into a rant about why that’s wrong, in fact, I’m going to confess something that may seriously impair my street cred* as a data … Continue reading

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