Imagine that a loved one, let’s say your brother, has suffered a serious brain injury. After languishing in a coma, he finally “emerges”—that is, he cycles between sleep and wakefulness, yanks his hand away when it’s pricked, is startled by loud noises, and so on.
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Bookmark: Tufte in R
The idea behind Tufte in R is to use R – the most powerful open-source statistical programming language – to replicate excellent visualisation practices developed by Edward Tufte. It’s not a novel approach – there are plenty of excellent R functions and related packages wrote by people who have much more expertise in programming than myself. I simply collect those resources in one place in an accessible and replicable format, adding a few bits of my own coding discoveries.
Shoulders and head sunk toward the trail as the first hint of light painted the ridgeline east of Gulf Hagas Mountain. The combined fatigue of a missed-night’s sleep and the near-continuous effort of the past twenty hours beckoned for one to lay down.
This day hike started at the parking area for the Mount Washington Cog Railroad off of Base Station Road in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The parking area is located right at the end of the road about 6 miles east from US Route 302.
Whoa! I’ve always thought we’ve already mapped everything out in the ocean. Just 5% so far? Phew!
Thanks for the pointer, Eli !
Earth has no shortage of stunning landforms: Mt. Everest rises majestically above the clouds; the Grand Canyon rents deep into desert rock layers; the mountains that make up the Ethiopian Highlands, aka the Roof of Africa, tower above the rest of the continent.
Summer’s the time for comics — Marvel and DC blockbusters are in movie theaters, fans are preparing to descend on San Diego for its epic annual Comic-Con, and if nothing else, your friendly local comic store or library is there to provide an air-conditioned Fortress of Solitude where you can escape the steamy streets.
If you’re interested in foraging, your best source of information is going to be a local forager who knows what’s available in your area at different times of year. You next best would be a book by a local forager.
Met Joe McConaughy over the weekend at the TARC camp. Three years ago he beat the record for a supported through hike/run of the PCT at 53 days and 6 hours. 2660 miles…Such an inspiration!
Sideways dictionary — it’s like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technological ideas. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone.
Source: Sideways Dictionary
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