Astronomy

Mars Spacecraft was Lost in Translation

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NASA lost its $125-million Mars Climate Orbiter because spacecraft engineers failed to convert from English to metric measurements when exchanging vital data before the craft was launched, space agency officials said. A navigation team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory used the metric system of millimeters and meters in its calculations, while Lockheed Martin Astronautics in […]

Data Analysis

Do I Love or Hate R’s knitr?

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Depends. I’m sharing my love/hate experience with knitr. When it works, it’s divine. When it doesn’t, it’s diabolical. knitr is finally working well in my local PC’s RStudio, but I find that I’m running knitr every hour or so to make sure I have not introduced something into my .rmd file that breaks it. I had […]

Journalism

Robert Frost found poetry in New Hampshire

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Hat’s off to Mike Pride for writing the following article from the Concord Monitor “NH 100” biography series published at the turn of the millennium. It deserves to see the light of day. Enjoy. During his Derry, NH years, Robert Frost found his voice Sunday, March 28, 1999 By MIKE PRIDE Monitor editor Farming and […]

Data Analysis

How to plot a variable in R that has spaces it it?

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There are thousands of datasets on the web available for analysis using R. Many of them are listed by the plus or minus 175 countries, like “United States” or “Cote d’Ivoire” So, ignoring for a moment that the experts say never name a variable with spaces, in the real world how do you plot a […]

Data Analysis

Unable to install packages in R

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Running Rstudio on Windows for more than a day or so without shutting down? Are you now getting errors installing packages? I suggest Windows has “lost” its mind. Save and Restart #rstudio & #windows. Likely your problems will go away.  #DataAnalytics #DataAnalyst #Statistics Searches related to this R (RStudio) package installation problem that might provide solutions as […]