Young Researchers Better Avoid EGU Journal Climate of the Past

Years ago my former doctoral student submitted a manuscript to the open access/open review EGU journal Climate of the Past. The manuscript about past climate variations in southern Ethiopia undoubtedly had its weaknesses and received negative reviews – and got rejected by editor Martin Claussen. Unfortunately, the rejected article along with reviews remains visible online at the CoP webpage and since then inspires reviewers of follow-up manuscripts submitted to other journals. Continue reading “Young Researchers Better Avoid EGU Journal Climate of the Past”

Turning off warnings in Live Editor impossible?

According to the Release Notes for R2017b the Live Editor now checks code for errors and warnings using the message bar and message indicator. However, deactivating the warnings in the editor does not seem to affect the Live Editor. Was the possibility of disabling warnings forgotten by the software developers? In my example the message bar is full of warnings marked in orange because I define graphics object handles most of which are not used.

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U Potsdam Article About the MATLAB/LEGO MINDSTORMS Practical

Today the University of Potsdam published an article by Matthias Zimmermann about the MATLAB/LEGO MINDSTORMS practical, sponsored by MathWorks Inc. The practical, part of the master’s courses “Geosciences” and “Remote Sensing, geoInformation and Visualization“, as well as of the Summer School on Earth Surface Dynamics, aims to  improve student’s skills to build efficient teams to solve typical problems in earth sciences in acquiring, processing and analyzing typical multispectral (visible, infrared, thermal), geophysical (seismic, magnetic) and geometric (2D, 3D) data. Photo: Karla Fritze.


Launching MATLAB Without the Java Desktop

At the moment we are very busy with the calculation of recurrence plots in the working group. One of my doctoral students complained that his MATLAB installation often crashes due to Java problems after the calculation has been running for a while. Of course you can try to solve the Java problems. On the other hand, you can also completely avoid the MATLAB user interface. Here is how.

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Second Edition of MDRES Submitted to Springer Today

The 2nd edition of the book MATLAB® and Design Recipes for Earth Sciences (MDRES), together with designer Elisabeth Sillmann, was submitted to Springer International Publishing AG today. Different from the first edition shown on the right hand side, the book’s new title is Collecting, Processing and Presenting Geoscientific Information with the subtitle MATLAB® and Design Recipes for Earth Sciences. The book has been thoroughly reworked and includes a 12th chapter on Creating Multimedia Publications.