Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Barangay Salvacion in the Philippines

While traveling across the Visayas, I encountered barangay (villages) with the name same as my last name. Using R and map data from gadm.org I search and mapped other villages in the country named “Salvacion”.

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  1. Hello R-NOLD, I'm happy to know that there are Filipinos who are an avid R user. Thanks for posting this.

    Just a question how did you plot the name of the barangays you've searched into that Philippines map? Did you gather also their Longitude and Latitude for their specific location?

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    1. I extracted data on Lat & Long from the map itself

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  2. Yes, indeed. It's probably time we set up a Manila R users group!

    (I see there's only one Salvacion barangay in Manila. I hope you're here!)

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    1. Yes..I think we can do that but we need to gather significant number of individuals to start with

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    2. While I'm not a Filipino, I do live in Los Banos, working at IRRI.

      I use R for most of my work. I just gave a workshop in Tagaytay last week on using R for data analysis and have another in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the end of this month.

      I'd be interested in an R users group as well.

      Some of my work that's on-line right now: http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/advanced/topics/EcologyAndEpidemiologyInR/Pages/default.aspx

      cheers!

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    3. Hi Adam, I know a lot of person from IRRI. I used to work at UPLB and collaborated with some colleagues at IRRI. In what department you are in?
      Indeed, I have seen your work and used it as reference before while I was still in Auburn doing research of aflatoxin modeling..

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  3. I'm part of the Epidemiology and Crop Health group in PBGB, but do GIS work, so I'm housed in the GIS lab in SSD.

    Are you also a plant pathologist? Modelling aflatoxins isn't something that I hear many people mention as part of their previous work.

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  4. I am an Agronomist/Crop Modeler..In my previous work, we try to model the effect of weather on aflatoxin occurrence in the Southeast..

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