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  1. Re: How to go about interfacing a sensor to USB?

    If you really believe you know where most of the energy in the signal is (for instance, you have some good reason to believe that there are no significant vibrations outside 0.75-1.25 MHz) then you...
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    Re: Unix/Linux in non-CS/EEE fields

    Considering how many people I see running around in humanities-type departments with Apple laptops I suspect Unix is getting a fair bit of play these days.
  3. Thread: R vs Python

    by euler_fan
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    Poll: Re: R vs Python

    To summarize up front: R is really good at what it is designed to do (facilitate data analysis) and explicitly expects the user to respect its limitations. By ``respect [R's] limitations", I mean to...
  4. Re: How to go about interfacing a sensor to USB?

    +1: If you have already picked up the sensors, then posting the specs would be a big help.

    On the other hand, there are development boards for various processors which have analogue inputs that...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Add .eps files to Latex (Texmaker)

    The
    \includegraphics command is what you are looking for. LaTeX Wikibook is an excellent all-around reference for how to use this function.

    The other issue is that EPS works best with dvi...
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    Re: Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans

    Having a legally recognized ID card and being required to carry it, much less produce it on demand, are very different things.

    The difference between all state ID's complying with a set of...
  7. Re: R commander:the model AnovaModel1.1 is no longer available

    The argument you need for naming the bars is names.arg and I'm not sure what the police of the x or y axis is so I can't help there.
  8. Re: R commander:the model AnovaModel1.1 is no longer available

    Bar Chart Man Page for R

    Is this what you are trying to do? I didn't find a bar.group command in the lattice package.

    Otherwise because you mentioned Tukey's HSD with ANOVA, Quick-R has some...
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    Re: Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans

    The only news here is the the US GOV is getting behind the idea. As more online services move to adding some form of ``id token" (Like Paypal where they will SMS you a one-time ID verification code...
  10. Re: invert a matrix (containing variable names, not numbers) in R ?

    R does not support symbolic linear algebra nor almost any other symbolic operation.
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    [ubuntu] Re: PGP Encryp Disable Special File Names

    Don't use the flag in your command line call to gpg2 or in your gpg.conf file. Because it is an ``enable"-type flag, the option is disabled by default.

    see man gpg2
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    [other] Re: Dead tree strong password generator

    That someone wrote a website to do this with pretty colors and labels is rather cool because it takes the work out of it.

    I've been rolling my own using http://www.random.org/strings/ and set the...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Averaging values from a large data file for plotting

    What are your dependent and independent variables? Is you average over fixed intervals or moving intervals (e.g. over Dependant indices 1-5 then 5-10 or 1-5 then 2-6?)? R can handle such tasks with...
  14. Re: Encrypted folder on USB drive that works with Windows and Ubuntu

    An alternative to LUKS is Truecrypt. It has a portable mode (I linked to the docs page) which looks like it meets your needs.
  15. Thread: LYX vs. Word

    by euler_fan
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    Re: LYX vs. Word

    LyX is great for many, many things as a step from Word/OO.org towards LaTeX.

    Given you're doing chemistry, the big thing is to what extent do you want to just import the graphics you want into the...
  16. Re: odd EE times article about the unsuitability of Linux

    There is both a straw-man here and a serious confusion of facts in the articles mentioned and neither deserves serious attention from the community as more than objects of intelligent ridicule.
    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: R - limit parameter space of optim()

    The following example is from the optim help page in R:

    ## 25-dimensional box constrained
    optim(rep(3, 25), flb, NULL, "L-BFGS-B",
    lower=rep(2, 25), upper=rep(4, 25)) # par[24] is *not* at...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Very serious looking security problem - think I've been hacked for online crime!!

    If and only if you are worried about denying access to your wifi connection and/or the `privacy' of your mobile browsing. Anything you send through an ssh tunnel will still be encrypted.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Recommendations for luks encryption

    AES is a fine block cipher. So are twofish and blowfish. Feel free to do any reading you need to about this to decide. Hashes to avoid are anything in the MD family, whereas SHA256 is a fine choice...
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    [other] Re: strong password

    Let's not forget what the definition of a strong password is: One which for a given authentication system requires a `long' time is requires before an attacker has a given probability of having...
  21. Re: R is a powerfull program, but hard to learn.

    I like Emacs (+) ESS for handling R (no VIM vs EMACS war intended . . . I used to use Cream and really liked it).

    Perhaps the correct paradigm for learning R is to treat it as a language with a...
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    [other] Re: strong password

    No. First, because of the aforementioned valuable intel we all have which helps us craft a better dictionary.

    Second, because there are equally easy approaches to salting any password you like to...
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    Re: Robust Bivariate Poisson

    Please specify the full form of the distribution function. We can help you more once we have that.

    Please sketch the problem of interest. We can give you more constructive feedback if you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Confused about ubuntu 9.10 firewall

    Okay: firestarter's default policy is to deny all inbound connection attempts and to allow all outbound connections. You can change this from within its menus.

    There is another couple of firewall...
  25. Re: Computer Programming Class for Middle School Kids

    My first programming class (freshman year of high school) used C++.

    Ultimately you're going to need to pick the curriculum and then pick the language for the pairing to be effective. I haven't...
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