Category Archives: Silliness

The Reality of Pervasive, err, Something

I’m a fan of good quality graphs, and some just stand out. Including this one, from PLoS Biology last year:

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Friday, Friday

Because it’s Friday, and as a result of something I wrote a couple of weeks ago, I think I need to blog this: see more LOLcats

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Of Variance Interpreted

Last week Tom Webb tweeted this post about R2. In it the Cosma Shalizi argues that it’s wrong to say that “R2 is the proportion of variance explained by the model”. I say not so fast.

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Oh, Christmas Trees.

The Shetland Library has just informed its followers on Twitter and Facebook about this Christmas tree: Which is way too cool, and has given GrrlScientist and I an idea for next year’s tree (although if we use all of our … Continue reading

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VWXY Hockey Pool Week 10 and reproducible research

I’ll be shocked if anyone remembers this post from last year, where I put up the results of the hockey pool Cath Ennis organised. But another year, another pool.

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The source of a quote about the Second Law?

A few years ago I saw a quote up on the wall on the MRG lab in Helsinki, and I’m wondering if anyone knows its provenance. It went something like this: The Second Law of Thermodynamics, as it applies to … Continue reading

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Explanations needed

last Saturday GrrlScientist and I went for a walk in Oberursel. It’s a pretty town, but down a back street we found this tree: Upon this tree was a sign: This was rather puzzling. What were a wheel-y thing and … Continue reading

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Today is Hug a Climate Scientist Day!

As declared by First Dog on the Moon: I’m not a climate scientist, but will accept hugs anyway. For reasons to weird to comprehend, there are climate scientists along the same corridor as my office, so I might leap out … Continue reading

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You know it’s time for bed when…

These two maps should look the same: and they were last week too. Time to get some sleep, I think.

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On the analysis of proportions in ecology, on a Friday

Last year I published a paper with my friend Johan on the evils of log transformations in the analysis of count data. We went for the subtle title “Do not log-transform count data“. Now, I was aware that this wasn’t … Continue reading

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