• nonparametric-bayes writing writing. see commits.
  • Started slides for Mangel group retreat. (in progress).
  • Working on requested review… background reading too.
  • reml read methods for data.set class, extending attributeList metadata tools.

Scribble notes for interivew

  • we are where math was 400 years ago - present theorem without proof.
  • code plays an ever-increasing role in our research, and hence in describing what we have done
  • potentially the most precise and consise way to describe a method. Also potentially the most obuscated or incoherent
  • we value writing. we value clean and documented wet lab technique.

  • inline code vs software papers. Mozilla will focus on the former. the latter is more difficult.
  • practices external to the code itself matter – maintenance, test suites, version control


structural uncertainty, etc

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  2. Weitzman, M. L. A Precautionary Tale of Uncertain Tail Fattening. Environmental and Resource Economics 55, 159-173 (2013). (doi:10.1007/s10640-013-9646-y)
  3. Weitzman, M. Structural uncertainty and the value of statistical life in the economics of catastrophic climate change. (2007). at


  1. Smith, V. et al. Beyond dead trees: integrating the scientific process in the Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodiversity Data Journal 1, e995 (2013). (doi:10.3897/BDJ.1.e995)
  1. Millar, R., Anderson, M. & Zunun, G. 2005 Fitting nonlinear environmental gradients to community data: a general distance-based approach. Ecology 86, 2245-2251.
  2. McArdle, B. & Anderson, M. 2001 Fitting multivariate models to community data: a comment on distance-based redundancy analysis. Ecology 82, 290-297.