f--- i cocked up that project
By gzt (Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 01:04:21 PM EST) gzt, nap, fft, curtis clenshaw quadrature, gaussian quadrature (all tags)
Anyway, in the experimental design course, we had a project and I made a big cockup of it because I worked with, essentially, some found data that's observational data rather that experimental data. That kind of misses the point, doesn't it? Well, whatevs. I did okay in the rest of the class and I do know how to do the experimental design stuff, so even "bombing" the project should let me do okay. And I just noticed that I left off a couple quick analyses that should be in there, but I'm at work now and don't have SAS.

I need a nap.

The nice thing about working from home yesterday to do a bunch of crappy stuff for work that I will very soon no longer have to do because work is getting better (and then I'm leaving) is that I can have Futurama videos playing in the background. Everything's better when you have Zapp Brannigan cheering you on. Or at least harder and faster. Every mission is a suicide mission.

I didn't listen to music on weekdays during Lent, so my commutes were silent. I noticed, after I started up again, that I was losing hearing in my left ear, so I cut it out and things are back to normal again. I didn't think I was listening too loud, and there's the possibility that the ear buds were impacting ear wax or something, but once I'm back to normal I'll try again at lower volumes. One thing is that I was listening to choral music (say, operas), which I usually have to crank up because it's softer. Perhaps the forte sections were too much.

For the project in the other class, I'm doing some crap with Curtis-Clenshaw quadrature, which is, in the worst case, about half as efficient as Gaussian quadrature, but has some benefits. And you get to use FFT to calculate the coefficients! Though I suppose it could be called the Gaussian Fourier Transform, since he, too, developed the FFT.

I need a nap.

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