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Venezia (snapshot #2)

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , on August 26, 2013 by xi'an

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canal du Rhône à Sète

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , on June 23, 2012 by xi'an

pink flamingoes

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2012 by xi'an

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Carnon [and Core, end]

Posted in Books, Kids, pictures, R, Running, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by xi'an

Yet another full day working on Bayesian Core with Jean-Michel in Carnon… This morning, I ran along the canal for about an hour and at last saw some pink flamingos close enough to take pictures (if only to convince my daughter that there were flamingos in the area!). Then I worked full-time on the spatial statistics chapter, using a small dataset on sedges that we found in Gaetan and Guyon’s Spatial Statistics and Modelling. I am almost done tonight, with both path sampling and ABC R codes documented and working for this dataset. But I’d like to re-run both codes for longer to achieve smoother outcomes.

Carnon [and Core, bis]

Posted in Books, pictures, Running, Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by xi'an

Except for an early morning run to the outskirts of the (heavily built and downright ugly) Grande Motte, without catching sight of a pink flamingo, I had a rather full day of working on Bayesian Core with Jean-Michel. I managed to complete the hidden Markov section but we still have some way to go on both the hierarchical and the image analysis chapters… We essentially have to handle yet a new dataset for each chapter. With just one and a half day to go!

Carnon [and Core]

Posted in Books, Mountains, pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by xi'an

I am now for a few days in Carnon, near Montpellier, to work on the completion (!) of Bayesian Core, started two years ago not that far in Luminy… The small beach town is right on the Mediterranean Sea, located on a spit (or lido), itself carrying a canal between the Lez river and the sea. A quiet enough place, far from interruptions of all sorts! Although we are really not that far from completion, various commitments here and there kept Jean-Michel and myself from doing it over the past months. I am thus looking forward those two and a half days of hard work (and not even a break to go climbing in the back country!).

Delaware and Raritan Canal [dawn]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel, University life with tags , , , on April 5, 2012 by xi'an

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