Tag Archives: R

Links: R, Thai floods, Mongolian Herders, Oberlin, and Ashby

1) A set of ‘cheat sheets’ for programming various things in R – data mining, multiple regression, time series analysis, etc.

2) From AlertNet Thailand needs long term strategy to deal with floods.

3)  From Solutions magazine Mongolian herders practice adaptive co-management

4) Environmental studies professor David Orr leads an attempt to transform Oberlin, Ohio into a national leader in sustainability – in a way similar to transition town movement.

5) W. Ross Ashby digital archive. An online archive of influential systems thinker’s work.  Lots of stuff.  For example, here are his notes on his homeostat.

6) In 2009 The International Journal of General Systems, 38(2), featured a special issue about “The Intellectual Legacy of W. Ross Ashby.” Unfortunately only the introduction is open access.

7) The Institute on the Environment (IonE) is searching for 4 world-class postdoctoral scientists to join the Global Landscapes Initiative (GLI), which is focused on understanding global-scale changes in land use, agriculture, food security, and the environment. For full info see: PostDoc Scientists.

Video Tutorial on Social Network Analysis Using R

From the Complexity and Social Networks Blog links to video of Steve Goodreau and David Hunter running a tutorial on Social Network Analysis Using R.  They recommend some prior knowledge of R and standard network analytic methods as the tutorial covers:

  • use of exponential random graph (ERG or p*) models for representing structural hypotheses,
  • model parameterization, simulation and inference,
  • degeneracy checking, and goodness-of-fit assessment.

For more information, please see the workshop web page, or our project home page .

Goudreau-Hunter Political Networks 2009 1 of 5 from David Lazer on Vimeo.

Goudreau-Hunter Political Networks 2 of 5 from David Lazer on Vimeo.

Goudreau-Hunter Political Networks 2009 3 of 5 from David Lazer on Vimeo.

Goudrieu-Hunter Political Networks 2009 4 of 5 from David Lazer on Vimeo.

Gooudreau-Hunter Political Networks 2009 5 of 5 from David Lazer on Vimeo.