Our Work “Automatic Classification of Digital Objects for Improved Metadata Quality of Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Institutional Repositories” Published in IJMSO Volume 14, Issue 13

Our article, submitted to the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies has been published in the journal’s “Volume 14, Issue No. 3“. Continue reading “Our Work “Automatic Classification of Digital Objects for Improved Metadata Quality of Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Institutional Repositories” Published in IJMSO Volume 14, Issue 13″

LaTeX Font-consistent EPS R Plots Using tikzexternalize

We are about to submit a final camera-ready version of a manuscript and they sent us this email the other day reminding us, among other things, to “adhere to the prescribed [ACM] format as set out in paragraph 2.3.10 [1]”… In a nutshell, they want all figures in EPS format. Now I am very particular about font-consistency when integrating plots within TeX documents, and so I spent most of last night trying to figure this out. I eventually decided to leverage a somewhat widely used technique–‘tikzexternalize’. I found this [2] thread on StackExchange really helpful. Continue reading “LaTeX Font-consistent EPS R Plots Using tikzexternalize”

Quantified Self – The Three-year Long Time Tracking Experiment

Between June 2011 and June 2013 I diligently tracked the way that I used my 24-hour cycles. I initiated this painstaking task after going through a long spell of productivity draught; I was obsessed with how exactly I spent my ‘Work -> Eat -> Sleep’ cycles. To achieve this, I used Hamster Time Tracker [1]. I recently decided to dig into this wealth of information and have spent the last couple of days analyzing it. While the data I collected is not 100% accurate, visible patterns emerge. Continue reading “Quantified Self – The Three-year Long Time Tracking Experiment”

[R Scripts] Visualising Likert Scale Responses Using likert

I am working with a data set from a survey, carried out as part of a user experience study, and recently got into an interesting discussion with my supervisor regarding data visualization. We touched on a couple of important issues–when to graphically represent information, types of visualizations… He suggested I look into using diverging stacked bar plots. Continue reading “[R Scripts] Visualising Likert Scale Responses Using likert”

[R-scripts] ggplot2 Plot Collection on Github

Seeing as VERY few individuals will ever get to read my MSc dissertation [1], I have been thinking of other ways I can potentially scrap off bits of useful information from it. I have created a git repository [2], where I will dump all R generated plots. Hopefully, someone out there will find these R code snippets useful. Continue reading “[R-scripts] ggplot2 Plot Collection on Github”