Author Archives: roder1

A perfect score on Jeopardy!

What is a perfect score on Jeopardy!? All great sports fun activities have perfect scores: bowling is 300, batting average is 1.00, golf (I suppose) is 18. Okay, 18 in mini-golf is more likely and has actually been achieved twice in … Continue reading

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The literal IKEA learning curve

So, we’re in the process of replacing our kitchen with an IKEA Euro-trash kitchen. This means that I have a lot of IKEA to build. It occurred to me as I built SEKTION cabinet after cabinet, each faster than the … Continue reading

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Ecologists: what we do vs. what we want people to think that we do

This occurred to me the other day while out working in the field for a day. I think back on all the photos I’ve posted of me doing rad stuff outside for work, like skiing through northern forests, flying around … Continue reading

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R code your Secret Santa exchange

WordPress has issues with the code sometimes. Full working code here. Remember when everyone in the office/family would gather around and pull little pieces of paper out of a hat with names on them to decide who buys a secret … Continue reading

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Space Invaders in R

So, for no particular reason except that it was kinda fun, I made some Space Invaders graphics in R. I even made the cool ‘Game Over’ text. Side note: this might be the first time that I’ve actually found the … Continue reading

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Some of my favourite infographics

I have a real love of “infographics” (aside: probably the best new word of the last decade…or, uh, five decades), which are basically the “pop” version of scientific figures with no peer review (and no journal colour charges!). Here are some of my … Continue reading

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Cycling gear ratio calculator for R (or why you should just go buy a SRAM Eagle 1×12 group right now)

Don’t care about R functions? Fine then. Jump past all the code to my analysis of single ring cyclocross setups or to my analysis of SRAM’s new 1×2 Eagle group. It took the end of a bottle of Jägermeister Winterkräuter to finish this … Continue reading

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