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Gingham [Nov. 22nd, 2010|09:02 pm]
Today I made data that was plaid.

Or rather, gingham.

Isn't that pretty?

This is what happens when you do a thin-plate-spline interpolation with the theta radius set too small.

Happily, I figured out what was wrong almost immediately and was able to fix it in very short order, rather than banging my head against the wall for five hours. And now the data is all normal. And... kinda boring.

[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2010-11-23 04:03 am (UTC)
Your data is are? is? pretty...
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-11-23 06:30 am (UTC)
Is. I regard data as a mass noun.

(If a single datum is meaningful in isolation, I will use it as a plural. Observations may be so; model outputs almost always are not.)

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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2010-11-23 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thin...plate...ooo, colors!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-11-23 06:30 am (UTC)
And thanks! :D
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[User Picture]From: bluebear2
2010-11-23 04:55 am (UTC)
Do the same technique to a map of Scotland and see what happens.
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From: blockade_boy
2010-11-23 02:37 pm (UTC)
You're right about the "gingham," that's for sure. From the images, it looks like global warming is overtaking Dorothy Gale's dress!
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[User Picture]From: nitasee
2010-11-23 04:30 pm (UTC)

Really I'd like to see this presented at a meeting.

Or to the Journal of Irreproducible Results.
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[User Picture]From: shirtlifterbear
2010-11-23 07:33 pm (UTC)
Dorothy's gingham in the field of pretty poppies to make her sleepy!
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[User Picture]From: boat_of_car
2010-11-23 10:09 pm (UTC)
Okay, so now I feel the need to know what happens if you set it ( the TR) too *high*? Im sure its not as interesting, but I'm curious. ( Also, i think I had a shirt with that color pattern in the 80s...)
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