Karthik Ram @_inundata

Yay Area / ✈ in transit

August 2011

ekansa Journal publishers with 35% profit margins and student debt up 511% since 1999. HigherEd looks like the housing bubble? andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/08/chart-…

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skmorgane @_inundata @weecology Thanks! We don’t JUST talk the talk. Freeing the data starts at home.

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@skmorgane @weecology Nice work! Thanks for freeing up your data!

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skmorgane New post from the Portal Project. Get our data at Ecological Archives bit.ly/q6oeHh . Read about the site at bit.ly/r99zVl

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Support open access to data. “come on 65, we can do this thing”. vimeo.com/24253452 (animation) via @datadryad

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@emble64 I do this all the time. Also “did I leave the stove on?”

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@DavidJohnGibson the steep curve comes with great payoff. Good luck.

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@mrgunn This should work

library(stringr)
subset(df,str_length(str_trim(y))>0)

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@mrgunn do you then want to remove rows where that var is blank?

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@mrgunn you need to put a var name before the !
What is the data in that column? numeric? char? If numeric use as.numeric to turn “” to NA

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ReaderMeter MT nicolastorzec : fascinating W3C article about how people names differ around the world bit.ly/p8EJKD cc @ORCID_Org ?

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Studying galaxies in the nearby Universe,
using R and ggplot2 sr.bham.ac.uk/~ajrs/talks/Sa… [pdf] via @hadleywickham

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Have you seen an effective conference presentation/talk delivered using Prezi? If so, can you share a link?

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DavidJohnGibson My publishing friends won’t agree. OTT or on the mark? RT BES_Tropical What is the future of academic publishing? gu.com/p/3xgdn/tf

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New blog post: HPC in R for biological research. inundata.org/2011/08/28/hpc…

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climate_diplo “How to talk to a climate sceptic” - really nice interview with @KHayhoe professor in atmospheric science bit.ly/ooF9sk (Guardian)

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@tjvision That pic is a hoax. it’s a storm from Pensacola 08/12 twitter.com/#!/JustinWeath…

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@ethanwhite @ctitusbrown I do something similar when I sell things on craigslist.

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mrgunn I’ve storify-ed the presentation links and other interesting sites mentioned at : http://sfy.co/FgI @mwittin @TAC_NISO @jasonpriem

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. @sorcha_ni “Keep calm and mint dois”! Amen

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. @sorcha_ni We need active curation of data (not mere preservation)

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@carlystrasser Not sure if I agree with that entirely. My THM has been treat data much the same way we treat articles.

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Glad I didn’t get rickrolled at OK GO’ed instead.

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ekansa I like ORCID lots, but will it make academia look even more like Mordor?

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Someone tell me this journal exists? imgur.com/heVtq

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@sorcha_ni or perhaps I could find you during the break? I’m wearing a green shirt with Texas on it.

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Janée: Lack of formal workflows makes it difficult to incorporate new/better data without revisiting entire processing chain.

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Janée: Big shortcoming in earth sciences (also climate change ecology) is lack of formal workflows. Impedes reproducible research

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Greg Janée alexandria.ucsb.edu/~gjanee/ Articles are static (no versions unlike github) and also lack good provenance.

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@jasonpriem It also has the exact same API as delicious so it wouldn’t be too much work for you :)

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. @ORCID_Org is soon providing an open platform and will allow researchers to showcase data products in addition to pubs

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@ndiipp @mdelhaye @joan_starr @jasonpriem Actually it’s citwaitions. slide 9/31 here -> bit.ly/nNkMNh

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@jasonpriem Your alt-metrics manifesto and associated tags: pinboard.in/url:734c2cf6a5…

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@jasonpriem Before I forget. Why didn’t you also mine Pinboard in addition to delicious? Most academics I know use that now.

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@jasonpriem Nice talk by the way. Glad you shared the slides ahead of time.

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@jasonpriem Sure thing. I’d be interested in seeing more of it though.

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@mrgunn True. But excel is not going to disappear anytime soon since it is widely used to organize/enter raw data.

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@cboettig makes a plug for @rOpenSci at Come talk to us! ropensci.org

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MT @ekansa: Paul Uhlir (codata.org/codata02/bios/…): we’ve outsourced sci communication too long and lost public good value of science

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@jasonpriem @cboettig Yes there are. But my campus vpn is too slow here. One example: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21490936

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@figshare @jasonpriem It’s citwaitions. slide 9/31 here -> bit.ly/nNkMNh

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. @jasonpriem Our use of citation use and impact does not reflect actual use. Academic social networking tools offer more insight

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Like ESA Data papers MT “@cboettig: John Kunze: We must save the data and the processing. a connected problem

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carlystrasser NSF thinking about requiring data citation in ref lists for proposals. GREAT idea!

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@wilbanks Nice talking with you before you left. Hope we can chat some more either tomorrow or another time.

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mrgunn Mendeley is working on adding dataset as a type as well

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We will if it counts towards tenure MT “@cboettig: Evidence that younger researchers are more protective of their data…

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Elizabeth Moss: When data are shared more formally, they get used 2-3 times more (results from social sciences)

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Mooney: Only 27% of journals examined in study addressed data citation. Most were science journals.

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carlystrasser .@researchremix “Citation of data only matters if it is valued.” Again… need credit for data to matter for tenure, advancement

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Hailey Mooney staff.lib.msu.edu/mooneyh/ on data citations in context

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. @researchremix As more datasets become citable, fewer papers will be cited as proxy which is the current practice.

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. @researchremix Research community should lobby to open up reference lists, just like abstracts

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. @researchremix data citation is a new use case for wos. Not currently set up to track data. Scopus does but incomplete

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. @researchremix Are the scientists who share data the same ones who reuse? Difficult to answer w/o tracking data reuse

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. @researchremix speaking on data citation challenges/opportunities. Slides here: slideshare.net/hpiwowar/data-…

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@cboettig @wilbanks Someone should map the use of @xkcd in conference talks.

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Open Network Biology opennetworkbiology.com open-access journal links models to datasets.

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Data needs persistent DOIs MT “@ekansa: @wilbanks “Notes usefulness of persistent URLs. Back to how the Web plays in all of this.”

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researchremix Following along at home? I’m up next, my slides are here: slideshare.net/hpiwowar/data-…

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“We’re in a very different world than we inherited from print” @wilbanks

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sorcha_ni jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscordia… Library of Babel short story @wilbanks

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ekansa @wilbanks Need to leave enough time to let people to learn new skills, behaviors. Good point: (Web) data skills need to grow

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cboettig Need evolving system - @wilbanks cites this early attack on HTML and the resulting beautiful fix in css: bit.ly/qTnc2R

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ekansa @wilbanks concept of data is really fluid. How do you cite data based on Facebook (violation of terms of service)

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Our capacity to generate data with outpace our capacity to store it by 2x @wilbanks

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What is derivative in the context of data? Even open data community has no consensus @wilbanks

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Current citation practices have all evolved from the print world. Needs change @wilbanks

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once things are named, you have to be able to search for it. Google helps but doesn’t get you underlying data. @wilbanks

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John Wilbanks speaking about data citations

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TAC_NISO Agenda for the Annual summer meeting: Data & the Scholarly Record, the Changing Landscape Agenda is hebit.ly/nWVtoW3rWr

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Interesting to see many laptop screens open to tweetdeck

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Keynote by John Wilbanks about to begin at

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Advice regarding storing/reusing .rdata files cybaea.net/Blogs/Data/A-w…

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@DataONEorg It would be great if they were PDFs and not powerpoint files.

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@recology_ @carlystrasser @researchremix Agreed. Twitter has been solely responsible for two of my collaborations this year!

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If you submit proposals to NSF DEB, please read this important summary of upcoming changes. jabberwocky.weecology.org/2011/08/17/cha…

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jonvoss what about a Github for ontologies that can be plugged into research, RDFizers, etc?

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Cloudnumberscom Brian Ripley announced at that R core is developing a parallel package for parallel core support in R!

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@cboettig @NIMBioS I attended that workshop. Let me know if you’ve got any questions.

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cynocephale (S)low impact research and the importance of open in maximising re-use cameronneylon.net/blog/slow-impa…

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hadleywickham making ggplot2 more extensible: bit.ly/oL6l2D

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@researchremix Awesome. Hope you will tweet/blog from the event.

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@CMastication In other words, what ios needs is a version of Marco Polo symonds.id.au/marcopolo/

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@CMastication ios is seriously lacking context aware apps. I would also like my passcode disabled when Im at home.

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PLOS Open Access Coalition Formed by 22 Academic Institutions tinyurl.com/launchofCOAPI

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cboettig Will be presenting at 2:10p today in 19A on Early Warning Signals of Ecosystem collapse. Come on by if you have a chance!

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@recology_ This would be a terrific job. You should apply.

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@BrunaLab Bummed to miss ESA and the UCD reception!

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revodavid If you use R, please take 60 seconds to complete this survey: http://bit.ly/ov9m77 (research on size of userbase - please RT)

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The terrestrial ecology tree (academictree.org/tereco/) could use some love

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Dear attendees, if you’re not on any of these academic trees (academictree.org), please add yourself, your mentors.

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@carlystrasser Did you move from NCEAS to the Cal digital lib in Oakland?

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rOpenSci Introducing rOpenSci - a collaborative effort to develop R tools for open science. ropensci.org/2011/07/welcom…

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@recology_ @ESA_org @cboettig @nsfabina Isn’t ecosphere just another ESA journal? If so the APIs will be forthcoming as part of @DataONEorg

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Bay area R folks, @eddelbuettel is running a Rccp workshop on Oct 8th. Details here: eventbrite.com/event/20062537…

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@markus_eichhorn I had to check twice to make sure it wasn’t a Guardian link. ;)

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@LizNeeley G+ now supports organizations/groups?

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