Sunday, May 31, 2009

Asus and its netbooks, with interesting comments

The comments are really interesting. I have always wondered why Asus chose Xandros instead of Ubuntu for its netbook. Now there seems to be a clue.

Modeling Demographic Processes In Marked Populations

A good book, with quite some Bayesian-related information:

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Low cost Linux desktop

Synchonize Linux laptop and desktop

Useful tips:

Sharing monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.

It seems that, with the help of this small gadget (, two computers can share all the peripherals.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sabre and SabreR

I discovered another multilevel multiprocess software, Sabre (and its R implementation SabreR). It seems to be very efficient and well integrated with R. It is also possible to run it (a parallel version) on a cluster. Looks very promising. I should be able to use it for serious exploration in a day or two.

Unlike aML, Sabre is still under active development, which means that new features, such as more finite mixture modeling capability, hopefully may be incorporated into future releases.

Home page:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

R2jags is really cool

The package "R2jags" is really cool. Now with JAGS, it is possible to do everything about Bayesian analsys on Linux the same way as on Windows.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another blah blah blah

Just another guy who claims that Linux is not ready:

Monday, May 18, 2009

Access blocked

Access to blogspot in China seems to be blocked again.

Friday, May 15, 2009

More screenshots

My old Ubuntu 8.04 does not look too shabby either :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My desktop

Pretty cool, isn't it?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hibernation and suspension

I am glad to find out that both hibernation and suspension works perfectly on my Sony laptop using Ubuntu 9.04. This is a BIG improvement.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Upgrading to OpenOffice 3.1

Friday, May 08, 2009

Ubuntu and scim

Build CVS Emacs

  1. cvs -z3 co emacs
  2. ./configure --with-x-toolkit --with-xft

Intel Fortran and aML

I am happy to discover that aML can be successfully compiled on Ubuntu using the non-commercial Intel Fortran compiler v.11.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Bayesian materials