### Distributed Solar: The Democratizaton of Energy

### Blogroll

- John Kruschke's "Dong Bayesian data analysis" blog Expanding and enhancing John’s book of same title (now in second edition!)
- Thaddeus Stevens quotes As I get older, I admire this guy more and more
- NCAR AtmosNews
- Professor David Draper
- Mrooijer's Numbers R 4Us
- Simon Wood's must-read paper on dynamic modeling of complex systems I highlighted Professor Wood’s paper in https://hypergeometric.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/struggling-with-problems-already-attacked/
- Musings on Quantitative Paleoecology Quantitative methods and palaeoenvironments.
- Earth Family Beta MIchael Osborne’s blog on Science and the like
- BioPython A collection of Python tools for quantitative Biology
- Ives and Dakos techniques for regime changes in series
- Subsidies for wind and solar versus subsidies for fossil fuels
- The Mermaid's Tale A conversation about biological complexity and evolution, and the societal aspects of science
- What If
- Dr James Spall's SPSA
- Dollars per BBL: Energy in Transition
- Why "naive Bayes" is not Bayesian Explains why the so-called “naive Bayes” classifier is not Bayesian. The setup is okay, but estimating probabilities by doing relative frequencies instead of using Dirichlet conjugate priors or integration strays from The Path.
- Harvard's Project Implicit
- Peter Congdon's Bayesian statistical modeling Peter Congdon’s collection of links pertaining to his several books on Bayesian modeling
- Tony Seba Solar energy, electric vehicle, energy storage, and business disruption professor and visionary
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION, reviews Reviews of Cathy O’Neil’s new book
- Karl Broman
- Gabriel's staircase
- International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
- Prediction vs Forecasting: Knaub “Unfortunately, ‘prediction,’ such as used in model-based survey estimation, is a term that is often subsumed under the term ‘forecasting,’ but here we show why it is important not to confuse these two terms.”
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- "Talking Politics" podcast David Runciman, Helen Thompson
- Survey Methodology, Prof Ron Fricker http://faculty.nps.edu/rdfricke/
- Busting Myths About Heat Pumps Heat pumps are perhaps the most efficient heating and cooling systems available. Recent literature distributed by utilities hawking natural gas and other sources use performance figures from heat pumps as they were available 15 years ago. See today’s.
- Ted Dunning
- "The Expert"
- Fear and Loathing in Data Science Cory Lesmeister’s savage journey to the heart of Big Data
- Brendon Brewer on Overfitting Important and insightful presentation by Brendon Brewer on overfitting
- Lenny Smith's CHAOS: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION This is a PDF version of Lenny Smith’s book of the same title, also available from Amazon.com
- Giant vertical monopolies for energy have stopped making sense
- distributed solar and matching location to need
- Risk and Well-Being
- "Perpetual Ocean" from NASA GSFC
- Darren Wilkinson's introduction to ABC Darren Wilkinson’s introduction to approximate Bayesian computation (“ABC”). See also his post about summary statistics for ABC https://darrenjw.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/summary-stats-for-abc/
- Beautiful Weeds of New York City
- Label Noise
- James' Empty Blog
- Pat's blog While it is described as “The mathematical (and other) thoughts of a (now retired) math teacher”, this is false humility, as it chronicles the present and past life and times of mathematicians in their context. Recommended.
- Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard on how businesses can help our collective environmental mess Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard set the standard for how a business can mitigate the ravages of capitalism on earth’s environment. At 81 years old, he’s just getting started.
- Dominic Cummings blog Chief advisor to the PM, United Kingdom
- Carl Safina's blog One of the wisest on Earth
- Charlie Kufs' "Stats With Cats" blog “You took Statistics 101. Now what?”
- John Cook's reasons to use Bayesian inference
- All about models
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION Cathy O’Neil’s WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION,
- Quotes by Nikola Tesla Quotes by Nikola Tesla, including some of others he greatly liked.

### climate change

- Simple models of climate change
- Ellenbogen: There is no Such Thing as Wind Turbine Syndrome
- Grid parity map for Solar PV in United States
- Andy Zucker's "Climate Change and Psychology"
- The great Michael Osborne's latest opinions Michael Osborne is a genius operative and champion of solar energy. I have learned never to disregard ANYTHING he says. He is mentor of Karl Ragabo, and the genius instigator of the Texas renewable energy miracle.
- weather blocking patterns
- CLIMATE ADAM Previously from the Science news staff at the podcast of Nature (“Nature Podcast”), the journal, now on YouTube, encouraging climate action through climate comedy.
- David Appell's early climate science
- The net average effect of a warming climate is increased aridity (Professor Steven Sherwood)
- "Impacts of Green New Deal energy plans on grid stability, costs, jobs, health, and climate in 143 countries" (Jacobson, Delucchi, Cameron, et al) Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the greatest problems facing humanity. To address these problems, we develop Green New Deal energy roadmaps for 143 countries.
- Anti—Anti-#ClimateEmergency Whether to declare a climate emergency is debatable. But some critics have gone way overboard.
- Climate model projections versus observations
- Bloomberg interactive graph on “What's warming the world''
- Updating the Climate Science: What path is the real world following? From Professors Makiko Sato & James Hansen of Columbia University
- "A field guide to the climate clowns"
- MIT's Climate Primer
- Dessler's 6 minute Greenhouse Effect video
- Eli on the spectroscopic basis of atmospheric radiation physical chemistry
- Équiterre Equiterre helps build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity.
- An open letter to Steve Levitt
- RealClimate
- Transitioning to fully renewable energy Professor Saul Griffiths talks to transitioning the customer journey, from a dependency upon fossil fuels to an electrified future
- Social Cost of Carbon
- Climate Communication Hassol, Somerville, Melillo, and Hussin site communicating climate to the public
- Ricky Rood's “What would happen to climate if we (suddenly) stopped emitting GHGs today?
- Mrooijer's Global Temperature Explorer
- James Hansen and granddaughter Sophie on moving forward with progress on climate
- Jacobson WWS literature index
- Isaac Held's blog In the spirit of Ray Pierrehumbert’s “big ideas come from small models” in his textbook, PRINCIPLES OF PLANETARY CLIMATE, Dr Held presents quantitative essays regarding one feature or another of the Earth’s climate and weather system.
- Spectra Energy exposed
- Tamino's Open Mind Open Mind: A statistical look at climate, its science, and at science denial
- Reanalyses.org
- `The unchained goddess' 1958 Bell Telephone Science Hour broadcast regarding, among other things, climate change.
- Nick Bower's "Scared Scientists"
- Exxon-Mobil statement on UNFCCC COP21
- Climate Change Denying Organizations
- The beach boondoggle Prof Rob Young on how owners of beach property are socializing their risks at costs to all of us, not the least being it seems coastal damage is less than it actually is
- Documenting the Climate Deniarati at work
- The Sunlight Economy
- "Warming Slowdown?" (part 1 of 2) The idea of a global warming slowdown or hiatus is critically examined, emphasizing the literature, the datasets, and means and methods for telling such. In two parts.
- Agendaists Eli Rabett’s coining of a phrase
- Paul Beckwith Professor Beckwith is, in my book, one of the most insightful and analytical observers on climate I know. I highly recommend his blog, and his other informational products.
- Steve Easterbrook's excellent climate blog: See his "The Internet: Saving Civilization or Trashing the Planet?" for example Heavy on data and computation, Easterbrook is a CS prof at UToronto, but is clearly familiar with climate science. I like his “The Internet: Saving Civilization or Trashing the Planet” very much.
- Skeptical Science
- Mathematics and Climate Research Network The Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN) engages mathematicians to collaborating on the cryosphere, conceptual model validation, data assimilation, the electric grid, food systems, nonsmooth systems, paleoclimate, resilience, tipping points.
- Professor Robert Strom's compendium of resources on climate change Truly excellent
- Climate change: Evidence and causes A project of the UK Royal Society: (1) Answers to key questions, (2) evidence and causes, and (3) a short guide to climate science
- The HUMAN-caused greenhouse effect, in under 5 minutes, by Bill Nye
- HotWhopper: It's excellent. Global warming and climate change. Eavesdropping on the deniosphere, its weird pseudo-science and crazy conspiracy whoppers.
- Climate impacts on retail and supply chains

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# Category Archives: bigmemory package for R

## On Smart Data

One of the things I find surprising, if not astonishing, is that in the rush to embrace Big Data, a lot of learning and statistical technique has been left apparently discarded along the way. I’m hardly the first to point … Continue reading

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## R and “big data”

On 2nd November 2015, Wes McKinney, the developer of the highly useful Python pandas module (and other things, including books), wrote an amusing blog post, “The problem with the data science language wars“. I by no means disagree with him. … Continue reading