Sunday, December 30, 2012

Spirograph with R

Just had to figure out how to replicate this old toy of mine with R! I had no idea how long it's been around:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Finding a pin in a haystack - PCA image filtering

I found the following post regarding the anomalous metal object observed in a Curiosity Rover photo to be fascinating - specifically, the clever ways that some programmers used for filtering the image for the object. The following answer on was especially illuminating for its use of a multivariate distribution to describe the color channels for a test region of "sand". This distribution was subsequently used to assess if the rest of the image colors belonged to the same distribution.