Cleaning Berkeley Earth’s BEST Gridded Daily Temperature Data

You may have recently seen air quality maps produced by the Berkeley Earth group, especially in the wake of the horrific Camp Fire whose death toll now exceeds 80. For example, here's their real-time visualization of PM2.5 concentrations. For several years, the Berkeley Earth team had primarily worked on producing gridded weather datasets with solid … Continue reading Cleaning Berkeley Earth’s BEST Gridded Daily Temperature Data

Local Macros in Stata Using Regular Expressions

Regular expressions can dramatically make your scripting simpler, more automated, and enable you to embed systematically-important information in filenames, variables, dictionaries, and paths. With enough practice, xkcd reminds us that regexp can also make you a superhero. Stata provides a very nice table of their regular expressions and offers some helpful examples, but these seem … Continue reading Local Macros in Stata Using Regular Expressions