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Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Scilab exponential interpolation
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

### Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Howard, I think you are way off in your thinking. I don't know who told you that interpolation only has to be simple, or only linear, or... but whoever it was, they were lying to you :-) The complexity, accuracy, etc. of the interpolation is only limited by the knowledge of the user regarding the p...
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Scilab exponential interpolation
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

### Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Howard, I think you are way off in your thinking. I don't know who told you that interpolation only has to be simple, or only linear, or... but whoever it was, they were lying to you :-) The complexity, accuracy, etc. of the interpolation is only limited by the knowledge of the user regarding the pr...
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Scilab exponential interpolation
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

### Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Thanks, everyone. I do understand what everyone is saying about how to interpret and use statistics, in general, but I think everyone missed the original request, i.e., if anyone had a scilab script for exponential interpolation :-) In any case, I am working on putting one together right now. If I ...
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Scilab exponential interpolation
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

### Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Not sure how I can best explain this. It's a classical mistake people make with statistics. They think it's magic and somehow it comes up with some sort of equation that all of a sudden describes reality. It can, but only if the one performing the analysis know something about the process and can va...
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Benford's Law - this is great
Replies: 9
Views: 3510

### Re: Benford's Law - this is great

Well, I don't know how helpful it is, but I found another short paper on this site's "techs" section that deals with this subject. http://triusinc.com/techs/QuickBenford_Karahalios.pdf It's fairly simple and doesn't go deep into math, but it may provide some additional insight. Wow, actually, the p...
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Benford's Law - this is great
Replies: 9
Views: 3510

### Re: Benford's Law - this is great

Yes, I had looked at it a while ago and I had analyzed the populations of 227 countries in 1950. It was a quick and dirty thing, but here is what the results looked like: Pretty good, IMO. The first digit frequencies seem to agree with Benford's law.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Benford's Law - this is great
Replies: 9
Views: 3510

### Re: Benford's Law - this is great

Wait, isn't that exactly what his premise is? That "made up" numbers are not random, in terms of the first digit?

I may have totally misread this, but I think what you found proves his point.
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Scilab exponential interpolation
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

### Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

Not sure if this helps, but I found this folder with a whole bunch of docs, on this board and there is a document there about exponential interpolations Doc: Exp_Interpolations_Karahalios.pdf Link: ( http://triusinc.com/techs/Exp_Interpolations_Karahalios.pdf ) Take a look and see if it's what you ...
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Scilab exponential interpolation
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

### Re: Scilab exponential interpolation

I mistakenly posted my question in different thread (sorry about that), so I am re-posting here. First, this board is great. I find better answers here than what I am finding in the scilab specific forums. I guess those other forums are for people that already have expertise on the subject. I also ...
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: SciLab for Nuclear Applications?
Replies: 4
Views: 11702

### Re: SciLab for Nuclear Applications?

Will this work? Fairly trivial stuff, for the most part, but better than nothing.
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Stolen radioactive material - mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 3727

### Re: Stolen radioactive material - mexico

It's not as major an event as you think. Sure, it should not be taken lightly, but it does happen and there are processes and procedures to deal with it. True, it happens all the time, such radiographic sources get stolen, or lost and everyone freaks out, thinking that all of a sudden people are go...
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Dose Chart
Replies: 1
Views: 2637

### Re: Dose Chart

There are a number of similar charts floating around. It's good, because it gives someone who is not in the industry a quick appreciation of where the dose is coming from.

Fri May 23, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Possibly wrong subject - Software Development [Moved]
Replies: 15
Views: 4394

### Re: Possibly wrong subject - Software Development

I am not a PM and everything I say here should be taken with a grain of salt, but I have two very good friends that are certified PMPs and one is an avid supporter of Agile while the other thinks it's O.K., but it's not the solution-of-all-solutions, as some would have us believe. When we get togeth...
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: Useful Info about Nuclear Power from NRC
Replies: 3
Views: 2609

### Re: Useful Info about Nuclear Power from NRC

Thanks for posting. Good info.
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Technology, Energy, Safety, Risk, Radiation, Shielding,...
Topic: *HOAX* Giant Squid washes out in CA - Fukushima to blame
Replies: 4
Views: 4464

### Re: *HOAX* Giant Squid washes out in CA - Fukushima to blame

This has become a social board where Howard posts his hoaxes and then other users spend dozens of messages dispelling them and trying to set the record straight. I used to visit very often because for me it was one of the few boards where we could discuss and exchange information about mostly techni...