(E) M.C. Escher's Relativity (1953) as an illustration of how workflow in data analysis sometimes feels.
I highly recommend using a text editor that has syntax highlighting. Here is a syntax file for use with UltraEdit. Please check the UltraEdit documentation for information on how to install the syntax file. While I no longer use TextPad, here is the latest syntax file that I used.
The program fastcd.ado is a great program for changing working diretory. It is a more powerful, interactive version of the wd command shown in the chapter. To install, type: findit fastcd and follow the instructions.
(A) A research plan for the CWH project.
(B) The color version of the graph in Chapter 7 that prints with two similar shades of gray.
(C) Using hidden fonts in Word 2007: To make text hidden, right click on selected text, chose font, and and check the box for the Hidden effect. To control whether hidden text is displayed, go to the Word Options, chose Display. Under always show these formatting marks on the screen, chose Hidden text. Under Printing Options, select Print hidden text. Note that you can assign these operations to a keystroke using Word Options, Customize, Keyboard shortcuts.
2009-01-14 Microsoft has replaced the beta program File Sync with Windows Live Sync (https://sync.live.com/welcome.aspx), part of the the Windows Live initiative. With the improvements in Live Sync, my basic backup strategy is to sync my "critical" folders on my home and office machines. My portable drive is synced once a week. I still take periodic "snapshots" to an external drive.
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Tools for data analysts
If you want to know what hardware and software I use, check here. If you have suggestions for better tools, let me know.