A while ago I had some climate data that I needed to play with, but they were in a "wide" format that made analysis in R difficult. These data were obtained from weather stations across the range of C. xantiana, and their format may make sense to us humans, but for data wrangling / analysis, … Continue reading Using tidyr to clean messy, wide data
First some pics of the early spring action around the yard: Returned from fieldwork on July 4th and came home to a very happy garden: I'll admit the "blended sowing" method made things a bit chaotic. But I think that's partly because I was gone for the first half of summer and couldn't keep as close … Continue reading Garden Update – July 2015
(This is a belated post -- all this garden prep happened in the spring!) I grew up in rural NC, so urban gardening is a new challenge. My mom has always had wildly successful vegetable and flower gardens, so here I'm hoping to emulate her green thumb, starting with lots of prep work. We're renting … Continue reading Garden Planning 2015
I needed to quantify volumetric water content for a water stress experiment I have going in the greenhouse, but jeez, even a relatively simple setup can cost a pretty penny ($300 -$500). So I went the DIY route. You don't want to skimp on quality for the actual sensor -- for repeated insertion in greenhouse … Continue reading VWC sensor hack
My first video post!