Pedicularis groenlandica

Wetlands and landscapes

Data science, water, isotopes, and ecosystems

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Using rayshader on a DEM of the Snowy Range

Exploring html widget functionalities with rayshader.

Jason Mercer

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In this post I’m hoping to test out some of the html widget capabilities of using blogdown with Hugo in the form of a dynamic graph made with rayshader and rgl R packages. The end result should be a DEM of the Snowy Range in Wyoming, US that you can zoom in on, rotate, and otherwise manipulate.

Jason Mercer

2 minutes read

This morning I was listening to a podcast from Marketplace from a couple of days ago and heard an interesting piece on using machine learning to identify where lead pipes might be located in the beleaguered Flint, MI. Alexis Madrigal provided a follow-up in the Atlantic to a proceeding paper in which the original authors described a technique for identifying, with 80 % accuracy, lead pipe locations in Flint using different “machine learning” techniques – specifically, a form of…

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I am a PhD candidate at the University of Wyoming, studying mountain wetlandscapes.