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A data scientist’s view on the election for the Bundestag – Pt. II: visualizing spatial information in R

In the second part of this series I want to introduce you to the huge ecosystem of spatial objects, their implementation in R, and how to display them in the most convenient way. The internal representation of spatial objects in... Continue Reading →

A data scientist’s view on the election for the Bundestag – Pt. I: obtaining and cleaning the data.

  Thanks to loads of publicly available data it's possible to get further insight into the past and current state of the world, as well as possible future perspectives. May it be for professional reasons as a data scientist or... Continue Reading →

The digital revolution

Most of us have a feeling for what is art and what's not. But when it comes to its representation we certainly enter a gray area. Does a photograph of a painting has the same value as the original piece?... Continue Reading →

Mensacard Hack Pt. III – Arduino and conclusion

In this final part of the Mensacard hack trilogy, I will present the results of the Cordova app and use an Arduino NFC shield to read the cards information. To make a long story short, it's not trivial to access... Continue Reading →

How much computer skills does a physicist need?

Computational skills are something almost every scientist has to offer nowadays. But unfortunately the least of us are actually trained in it. So most colleges (including me) took the autodidactic approach, a long road full of detours and wasted effort.... Continue Reading →

Mensacard Hack Pt. II – Ionic

In a nutshell In this post unfortunately I will not be able to tell you more exciting stuff about the card itself nor about the app reading/writing it. Instead I will provide you with some insights into the Cordova-based framework... Continue Reading →

Mensacard Hack Pt. I – setup

In this little series I will try to duplicate the RFID based card of my local cafeteria. On the way I will explore many nice tools and frameworks like the Android SDK, Apache Cordova, JavaScript based app programming, NFC/RFID technology,... Continue Reading →


In my first blog post I will cover my R package vasp2R I finished polishing just yesterday. It is about my endeavors to create some neat plots of the results obtained using the proprietary DFT program VASP one and a... Continue Reading →

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