[icoads_int] new ICOADS blog post

Shawn R. Smith smith at coaps.fsu.edu
Tue Apr 1 11:14:27 MDT 2014


Certainly an interesting use of ICOADS data. I agree the conclusions being drawn are a bit speculative (likely the big white box in his one graph is the result of data loss for one of a variety of reasons, most likely not intentional). And I agree, the graphics are excellent.

Shawn

On Apr 1, 2014, at 12:11 PM, Brohan, Philip wrote:

> One point I regularly struggle with when talking to humanities researchers is that they don't have the concept of hypothesis testing - so they seem to drift from the undeniable to the wildly speculative without making any distinction between them. It really is a different way of thinking.
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> Even so I like Ben Schmidt's ICOADS posts - always interesting and the graphs are beautiful.
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> Philip
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> Interesting and not always correct view of ICOADS sjw
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> 	From: Nicholas Weber <nicholas.m.weber at gmail.com>
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> 	Subject: new ICOADS blog post
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> 	Date: April 1, 2014 9:20:09 AM MDT
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> 	To: Steve Worley <worley at ucar.edu>, Matthew Mayernik <mayernik at ucar.edu>
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> 	Hi Steve and Matt, 
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> 	Just thought you might find this post interesting - Ben Schmidt did some more visualization and analysis of ICOADS. He makes an argument for using ship decks as a way of "seeing as a State" http://sappingattention.blogspot.com/2014/03/shipping-maps-and-how-states-see.html
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