### MATLAB Example to Illustrate John Aitchison’s Log-Ratio Transformation, Part 2

A while back I wrote a post about Aitchison’s log-ratio transformation. It was about eliminating the dilution effect of an element 1c on elements 1a and 1b by dividing 1a/1b or log(1a/1b). One can show the effect of the log-ratio transformation also very nicely in the spectral domain. Here is an example. Continue reading “MATLAB Example to Illustrate John Aitchison’s Log-Ratio Transformation, Part 2”

### ChatGPT in Scientific Writing and Coding

ChatGPT by OpenAI, publicly available as a prototype since November 2022, is an AI-based chatbot. Since then, it has been used by millions of users to answer questions, but also to write entire essays and solve programming problems. Here are a few thoughts on this from me, based on a few simple experiments. Continue reading “ChatGPT in Scientific Writing and Coding”

### Calculating 3D Point Clouds From 3D Scanning Outputs

When I was working on the student experiments for the book Signal and Noise in Geosciences (Springer 2021), there was an inexpensive 3D scanner available – right up until that moment when I got the money to actually buy it. The company Hewlett Packard bought the smaller manufacturing company and stopped the production of the cheap scanner. HP was selling much more expensive 3D scanners at that time. Now there is a inexpensive 3D scanner again, the Revopoint MINI, and I just got one. Here are the first results, scanning with the company’s software, then importing, processing and displaying the point cloud with texture with MATLAB. Continue reading “Calculating 3D Point Clouds From 3D Scanning Outputs”

### Ed Hawkins’ Warming Stripes with MATLAB

Ed Hawkins, climatologist at U Reading, published a visualization graphics for climate data to display global warming. Here’s a script to display the warming stripes with MATLAB.

### PRES 1st Edition Errata File

This is the errata file for Python Recipes for Earth Sciences (Springer 2022). The authors apologize for these errors, which were unintentional. The file is constantly updated on this webpage.

Please let me know if you find any mistakes, misunderstandings in the text, or general suggestions for additions and extensions. No book is as good as its next edition!

### New Book “Python Recipes for Earth Sciences” (Springer 2022)

I just published a new textbook “Python Recipes for Earth Sciences” with Springer. After several books based on the MATLAB programming environment, I now present a book on data analysis with Python.