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Do what you can

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. — Arthur Ashe Via Ben.

Set image width in org-mode

Make org and export use the same image width via this post: #+attr_latex: :width 4in :placement [H] #+attr_org: :width 400 [[./images/batch-multiple.png]]

Practicing debugging instance eca20d1a-21de-0a34-ff53-833f3aea7918

This post documents how bugs get de-bugged. It is short, and sweet, with enough depth to be interesting.

Packrat: A Likely Use Case

This post captures a relatively common occurrence: New versions of required software are released They break the software you use So use previous versions If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to check out Packrat to handle a case like this. I will.

Natural Earth public domain map dataset

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software. Via Hadley Wickham.

When is a number an integer?

This post poses a seemingly very simple question: “When is a number an integer?” and very quickly evolves to provide a delightful exposition of what it means when someone answers with “it depends”. My vote is that the most intuitive and least-surprising approach is x%%1==0.

A must-see of advanced babel usage in org with R

This post is a must-see of advanced babel usage in org with R

Cross Validated

Cross Validated is a question and answer site for people interested in statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, and data visualization. It’s 100% free, no registration required.

Sometimes R segfaults with quartz

R plotting crashed a lot on OSX on my system: archey R –version brew –version ### #### User: gcr ### Hostname: orion ####### ####### Distro: OS X 10.9.3 ###################### Kernel: Darwin ##################### Uptime: 2 days #################### Shell: /usr/local/bin/bash #################### Terminal: dumb ##################### Packages: 78 ###################### CPU: Intel Core i7-4960HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz #################### Memory: 16 […]

Warn about unexpanded macros on export in org-mode

This post discussed the issues with failing to report macro expansion issues during export of an org document. Most would want publishing to fail if a macro is not defined. Soon, it will. It is now addressed, as confirmed in that same thread.