From the resource: In the wake of defending my dissertation and landing a new job, I’ve been relaxing by polishing up an R package, PastecR that wraps the API for Pastec, an open-source fuzzy image matching engine. The creator of Pastec recently launched a hosted version of the service of the service. I’ve just updated…

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So-called “movie barcodes” are both elegant to look at and useful ways to explore how color schemes and designs shift throughout a film. Image montages can also demonstrate how a visual corpus changes over time, and plotting an image set into a graph based on values like hue and saturation could provide a stylistic fingerprint for…

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The recordings of last month’s conference are now up on YouTube.  If you couldn’t make it to the conference, you can now watch the proceedings. Thanks again to everyone who made the event possible, and for all our presenters for allowing us to record and post their talks. Access resource here.

This post is a test, but it might also be an announcement. A while back I was working on a plugin that, among other things, added DOI information to a post. It’s handy if you’re using something like ScienceSeeker used to be though not quite enough for ResearchBlogging. I now have a new version of the…

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Do you have a spreadsheet, JSON, or plain text file filled with data that you haven’t come to terms with? If you’re using Mac OSX, you already have a powerful tool at your disposal for exploring and cleaning a text-based data set. By using terminal commands, you can get a feel for an otherwise unwieldy…

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