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Hello, Ian, and welcome to Wikiqermia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikiqermian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Again, welcome!  -- Eli 16:13, 20 March 2008 (PDT)

PS. H. Nesse, never at a loss for ways to massacre time, has actually performed a study on the effectiveness of welcoming people for the encouragement of further edits. Hopefully you will find this form letter not too creepy to scare you away from valuable contributions in the future!

Response from Eli

Hi Ian! (I'm not sure whether your "watching" my page, so I'll reply to your post here.) Thanks for your cool contributions to R tips! The data page we were talking about is just: Data. There is basically nothing there yet, but the idea (from what Tommy and Hans have talked about) is to have a repository of cool publicly available data. Regarding date/time, if you sign your name with ~~~~, you get a full signature with date/time. Three tildes ~~~ just leaves your name and a link behind. Another formatting note: I found that the <pre> </pre> tags are a nice robust way for inputting large bits of code (see R/Correlated Random Walk). It might be better to use that in general instead of uploading text files (though I shudder to think that our handmade Rlogo.jpg R code template would become obsolete!) Best, Eli 16:59, 17 April 2008 (PDT)


Ian! Thanks for starting and sharing SS output code on the Google code page. This will definitely come in handy in a month or so when I start cranking out results.

Congratulations on your new message

Hi Ian! I threw up some poor responses to your questions on my user page. I'm sure you'll discover them on your own ... but I wanted to reciprocate that moment of excitement when logging on the Qermipidia informs you that you've gotten a new message, which was such a treat for me earlier today! Eli 14:53, 2 December 2008 (PST)

Fabulous ...

... Hans sighting! Although, I have heard, though am sceptical, that modern technology allows photographs to be "doctored". Is that true? Are we sure this isn't a hoax to keep our feeble hopes up? - Eli 00:41, 16 January 2009 (PST)


For adding the link/bolding my name, I was too lazy to do it every time after the first response. Aditya.khanna 16:45, 18 February 2009 (PST)

Thanks, Again!

For the Find and Replace Tip! I should have thought of it, my foggy head generally overlooks simple solutions :-) Aditya.khanna 23:33, 18 February 2009 (PST)

Notes and thesis

The thesis is easy, but the qerm514 stuff is a mess. I tried to compile it but with no luck (one of the packages is now depreciated, so it's associated commands no longer seem to work). Some day, if I had the time, I would go through and fix the multitude of grammar issues and make it properly useful. But alas, too buried in work at the moment. Cheers, --Hans Nesse 14:53, 9 April 2010 (PDT)


If our play was half as good as your description of it, we would have won. Easily.

-- Aditya.khanna 02:11, 25 April 2010 (PDT)

Goodbye Mendel!

Hey thanks! I've heard from several people that at one QERM seminar you gave a fantastic talk on giving talks, and while the talk you have up here is nice, I'd be really interested in seeing the slides from that one. (I've read 3 of Tufte's books, but I hear you've taken the workshop.) -Gregor 00:19, 3 May 2010 (PDT)

Thanks Ian

For congratulating me on the gen ex passing on the wiki. But we usually don't congratulate people there, so I removed it in favor of Dr. Ting's much more phenomenal achievement today.

From the Field

Hi Ian,

I am writing from the field in Finland where through some strange quirk of technology and geography I can not actually send emails (though I can read them) ... perhaps some through a browser from abroad deal? Anyways, I was curious whether you still checked to the qerm wiki - I think it´s cute that this is one way for me to try to communicate with the world. HELLO WORLD!?! And if you do check in, could I encourage you to explore some of the recent changes which have been wrought, mostly by myself? I am, in particular, trying to encourage clicking on the BCPA page, which still does not show up on Google, though several people that I am in correspondence with are now regularly referencing it. Also, peer review is welcome. Hope you are well. The wolves here seem to be doing quite nicely, judging by the carcasses of the exotic (here) white-tailed deer we have located today.

Best, Eli 11:04, 29 July 2011 (PDT)

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