Personal website revamped

February 27, 2016 Etc site

It all started with my site based on the SinglePaged theme broken by the Jekyll 3.0 update on GitHub pages. Although Karthik Raman sent a nice pull request with a fix, I opted to revamp my site instead of fixing the old theme.

I really liked the old theme, but there were several reasons for the change:

  • Single paged theme made it hard to see in Google analytics who is looking what on the site, because seemingly everyone looked at index.html.
  • After a while, I wanted real blog and subpages, and I felt more comfortable tweaking Bootstrap/Bootswatch based themes after having spent some time last summer setting up DataCloning.org and species.abmi.ca.
  • I also had a web-update repo in the works, so transitioning was really easy (although migrating content and fine tuning took 3 days).

So here is the result. Let me know if you have comments, suggestions. Hopefully the Disqus widget loads properly below.

Statistical computing meets biodiversity conservation and natural resource management

Introducing the bSims R package for simulating bird point counts

The bSims R package is a highly scientific and utterly addictive bird point count simulator. Highly scientific, because it implements a spatially explicit mechanistic simulation that is based on statistical models widely used in bird point count analysis (i.e. removal models, distance sampling), and utterly addictive because the implementation is designed to allow rapid interactive exploration (via shiny apps) and efficient simulation (supporting various parallel backends), thus elevating the user experience.

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