Tag Archives: Data

Replacing Dropbox Pro with Amazon Glacier, and other services

Recently I've started auditing my tech spending to save some money.  One of the things I decided to drop was my subscription to Dropbox Pro, costing me $99/yr for 100 GB.  (really 140, because they double your free-space with a … Continue reading

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Reading/Writing to CSV in Matlab

When doing data analysis, many times your input will come in a .csv file, and you'll also want output in a .csv file.  Unfortunately, matlab's built-in csvread/csvwrite functions are exceptionally frustrating to use for anything than pure numeric input/output.  Luckily, … Continue reading

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How to calculate the 100-year flood

There are a number of ways to calculate the 1 in 100 flood, some more complicated than others. This simple way does a great job of explaining the basics (and the shortcomings behind the metric).  First we start with historical … Continue reading

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About 100 year floods (and probabilities, and risk analysis)

I'm based in Boulder, and it's flooding.  Luckily, we're all fine here. Flooding is kind of a weird natural disaster.  First: It doesn't feel very threatening: It's just raining outside... a lot. But it does post some serious risks and deserves … Continue reading

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Understanding Heart Rate

So I just got a Garmin, mostly to record long rides on strava without killing my phone battery. But I'm also a bit interested in the Heart Rate data craze.  So far, everything i've found on heart rate training seems anecdotal at best: … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Using Google Forms for Research

I love google docs, it's an awesome way to collaborate on word processing files and spreadsheets, and have them available from anywhere.  I have a few google spreadsheets I use daily in the lab with calibration curves and other important info, but … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Powder Forecast, CAIC, SnoTel

UPDATE: I've been developing a tool called PowProject.com, which tries to combine all the information contained in this post.  Please go check it out and send me some feedback! Related Posts:Tool of the Week: PowProject.comReplacing Dropbox Pro with Amazon Glacier, … Continue reading

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