USGS Mendenhall Fellowship

I’m excited to share that I received the USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship!!! I will be based at the USGS S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Lab in Turners Falls, MA. It actually doesn’t change my research too much as it was a proposal to work with the same collaborators that I have been working with as…

ggmcmc – diagnostic plots for MCMC with ggplot2

Originally posted on JAGS News:
Xavier Fernández i Marín, who maintains the jags package on Gentoo Linux, writes to tell me he is developing the R package ggmcmc. This package is for visualizing Markov Chain Monte Carlo output using ggplot2 graphics and  should complement the existing plots for base and lattice graphics provided by coda.…

2013 in review

Now is the time of year where we all do a little navel gazing, so here is my look back at 2013. I’ll start with a bit of summary about the blog. I started this blog with a few purposes 1) to increase my broader impacts for grants, 2) provide resources for others because I’ve…

In Praise of Exploratory Statistics

In Praise of Exploratory Statistics If you haven’t seen it, you should definitely check out the latest post by Brian McGill at Dynamic Ecology. It’s a great post on the use of exporatory statistics. While it may be impossible to get an NSF grant with an analysis framed in terms of exploratory statistics, reviewers should…