Author Archives: joelgranados

About joelgranados

I'm fascinated with how technology and science impact our reality and am drawn to leverage them in order to increase the potential of human activity.

EcoIS is out!!!!

Checkout our new publication here. It’s all about how to normalize image taken of field plots. This is not only interesting because it can normalize hand-held photography, but it also has the potential to influence how images taken from Areal … Continue reading

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ACM Ecological Data Workshop

These are the links to the new ACM ecological data effort :). This should be cool….   First ACM International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis for Ecological Data 2ND ACM INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MULTIMEDIA ANALYSIS FOR ECOLOGICAL DATA This field is … Continue reading

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R: Date to day of year.

This is very handy :). More discussion here. strftime(today, format = “%j”)

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GIT create repositories on Linux Servers

Put an existing repo on a server (personal use): 1. Make special clone: git clone –bare /LOCAL/PATH/project.git 2. Put clone on server: scp -r project.git USER@example.com:/REMOTE/PATH/ 3. Test your setup: git clone ssh://USER@example.com/REMOTE/PATH/project.git Shared repo from scratch To share any … Continue reading

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Latex with libreoffice (figures and tables)

Previous post here. The issue with tables is that, unlike the normal flow of the latex document, they are completely foreign to someone who is not a latex user. My proposal, though still a bit unfriendly on the eyes (because … Continue reading

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Latex with Libreoffice (proposal)

Situation: I think latex is a better way of writing scientific manuscripts and I would like to use it for that purpose. Some prefer to do it with MS word or Libreoffice. This post is about a work-flow that will … Continue reading

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EcoIP is out!!!

The EcoIP code has been available since the start of 2012 (approx.). It has been changing and will continue to do so as long as I am involved in automation of ecological measurements. Today marks a milestone in the project … Continue reading

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Image metadata is important!!!

I want to use some images taken a long time ago and my life would be much easier if I had as much metadata for each image as possible. The only metadata that I currently have is image size, file … Continue reading

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Define default values for bash scrip arguments

Note to self: bash is cool!!!! I was made aware that you can define a default value for a variable in the following manner: ${parameter:-word} So if parameter is unset or null, the expression is replaced with the expansion of … Continue reading

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Creating an R package

I recently put all the EcoIP application into an R package. I was surprised at how easy it was and I wanted to share my experience :) Root Path Everything that is to be packaged needs to be in a … Continue reading

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