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QuantitativeEcology is a Research Lab in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University. It focuses on the application of advanced mathematical, computational and statistical tools to any number of problems [read more…]

Recent posts…

My script to install the “top” R packages

Here’s a script that I use to query the CRAN package download logs and figure out what packages are the “top” packages being used/downloaded. It borrows heavily from this post, which is badass… User be wary, as it download all of the logs for the specified date and creates a data.table to house this information [read more…]

A couple of new wildfire-related publications

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to work a several wildfire-related projects, two of which are now available from their publishers. The first focuses on the effectiveness of fuel treatments following the Wallow (2011) fire and the second focuses on long-term forest dynamics under alternative climate and management scenarios following the Rodeo-Chediski [read more…]

A little R love for my non-R friends…

Source: http://xkcd.com/1064/ There’s even a package to make your figures in XKCD fashion! How awesome is that!??!??! http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12675147/how-can-we-make-xkcd-style-graphs-in-r

The other day, a colleague/friend sent me a message asking how to go about learning R and specifically asked about online resources to help her lessen the learning curve. Since I knew she is a SAS [read more…]