Benford's law and the 2021 Madrid regional election

I originally wanted the title of this post to be “Was the 2021 Madrid regional election fraudulent?”, but I found it too much for a post about observation-based laws and R code. In particular, this post focuses on Benford’s Law. This law describes a phenomenon by which, in many real-life...

Segmentation of load profiles by time series feature extraction

Part of my current work focuses on the H2020 project entitled WHY: Climbing the causality ladder to understand and project the energy demand of the residential sector. At University of Deusto, we are building a causal model of the energy demand at household level. The objective of this model is...

Published my second article on microcapsules!

A month ago, on Christmas Day, the second (and last) of the articles I wrote during my stay at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) was published online. What a cool Christmas present! The article is entitled Diffuse approximation for identification of the mechanical properties of microcapsules and can...

Published my article on microcapsule shape prediction!

This week I have a lot to celebrate. One of the articles I wrote three years ago, when I was doing my postdoc at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), has been published online! It is entitled Real-time prediction of the deformation of microcapsules using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and...

Scope of variables in R

One of the things I liked the least about R when I was learning to program in it was the scope of variables. Its behavior is substantially different from that of other more popular languages and can cause code errors very easily if one doesn’t know how it works. Let’s...

Domestication of the fox

This post is an old article (originally in Spanish) I wrote in 2019 on Blogger. Domesticated animals present a series of changes in their morphology, physiology and behavior with respect to their wild variants. For example, in the case of the dog (as opposed to the wolf), some researchers have...

Apollo 13's radioactive secret

This post is an old article I wrote in 2017 on Medium. On April 11, 1970, NASA launched the Apollo 13 manned spacecraft with the intention of landing for the third time on the Moon. Halfway, during the second day of travel, an oxygen tank of the spacecraft burst and...

When penguins pooh

This post is an adaptation and translation from Spanish of an older article I wrote in 2015 on Blogger. In December 2003, the scientific journal Polar Biology (Springer) published an article entitled Pressures produced when penguins pooh—calculations on avian defaecation. Why Dr. Meyer-Rochow and Dr. Gál, the authors of the...

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