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Ebooks for R, The Programming Language

R is a free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics.  JPL Library has a several electronic books on the various aspects about R, from introductory text to specific applications.  Click on the tiles to see the table-of-contents of the book and download for later reading.

All ebooks can be accessed from within the JPL network, chapters can be downloaded and moved to mobile devices for later reading. All electronic books are for individual reading and use only, they cannot be transferred to other people.  To recommend ebooks to JPL colleagues, please ask them to download their own copy via JPL network.

2014 Year-in-Reviews in Science and Technology

What are some of the significant developments and breakthrough in science and technologies in 2014?  Here are a few summaries:

Watch AGU Fall Meeting From the Hub

The JPL Library is happy to be a “Remote Viewing Site” for this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Between December 15-19, selected sessions will be streamed live from San Francisco. Here is the tentative schedule, check back as more sessions are added.

Monday, December 15

  • 12:30-1:30 AGU Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture: featuring Dr. Jeffrey D. Saches, professor of economics, an expert in sustainable development, and author of several New York Times best-selling books, including Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011).

Tuesday, December 16

  • 12:30-1:30 AGU Presidential Forum will feature two speakers: transportation entrepreneur Robin Chase and Schmidt Family Foundation President Wendy Schmidt. Robin Chase is the founder of the largest car-sharing company, and recipient of several innovation awards. Wendy Schmidt is known for her work and advocacy in supporting renewable energy and wiser use of natural resources.

Wednesday, December 17

  • 12:30-1:30  AGU session on General Building Resilient Communities featuring featuring former NASA astronaut and the current Under Secretary of Commerce and NOAA Administrator, Kathryn Sullivan.

Thursday, December 18

  • 1230-1:30 AGU Union Agency Lecture will be given by Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, who is an expert on energy and climate issues.

This is the first time the JPL Library uses the Hub as remote viewing site for AGU Meetings. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences. Please leave your comments below, or contact the Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov or call ext 4-4200.

MatLab and Applications: Selected Ebooks

Here is a short list of electronic books on MatLab and applications from JPL Library’s collections.  Click on the title to read the book online.

All ebooks can be accessed from within the JPL network, chapters can be downloaded and moved to mobile devices for later reading. All electronic books are for individual reading and use only, they cannot be transferred to other people.  To recommend ebooks to JPL colleagues, please ask them to download their own copy via JPL network.

Dec 17, 12:30-1:30, AGU General Session on Building Resilient Communities

The JPL Library is happy to be a “Remote Viewing Site” for this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting General Sessions. The General Sessions usually cover a broad and exciting topic applicable across all fields of Earth and space science.  Come to the Hub(111-104) to watch live streaming of the sessions.

On Wednesday, Dec 17, the General Session is on building resilient communities, featuring former NASA astronaut and the current Under Secretary of Commerce and NOAA Administrator, Kathryn Sullivan. She was confirmed by the Senate as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator on 6 March 2014, having served as Acting NOAA Administrator since 28 February 2013. She is a distinguished scientist, renowned astronaut, and intrepid explorer. Prior to her appointment as Acting Administrator, Sullivan held the position of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator, and also performed the duties of NOAA’s Chief Scientist, a vacant position. As Assistant Secretary, she played a central role in directing Administration and NOAA priority work in the areas of weather and water services, climate science and services, integrated mapping services, and Earth-observing capabilities. She also provided agency-wide direction with regard to satellites, space weather, water, and ocean observations and forecasts to best serve American communities and businesses. As Deputy Administrator, she oversaw the smooth operation of the agency. Sullivan is the U.S. Co-chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), an intergovernmental body that is building a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to provide environmental intelligence relevant to societal needs. Sullivan’s impressive expertise spans the frontiers of space and sea. An accomplished oceanographer, she was appointed NOAA’s Chief Scientist in 1993, where she oversaw a research and technology portfolio that included fisheries biology, climate change, satellite instrumentation, and marine biodiversity.

Sullivan was the inaugural Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. Prior to joining Ohio State, she served a decade as President and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation’s leading science museums. Sullivan joined COSI after three years of service as Chief Scientist.

Sullivan was one of the first six women selected to join the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space. She flew on three shuttle missions during her 15-year tenure, including the mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. Sullivan has also served on the National Science Board (2004-2010) and as an oceanographer in the U.S. Navy Reserve (1988-2006). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a doctorate in geology from Dalhousie University in Canada.

This is the first time the JPL Library uses the Hub as remote viewing site for AGU Meetings. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences. Please leave your comments below, or contact the Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov or call ext 4-4200.

Dec 16, 12:30-1:30, AGU Presidential Forum

The JPL Library is happy to be a “Remote Viewing Site” for this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting General Sessions. The General Sessions usually cover a broad and exciting topic applicable across all fields of Earth and space science.  Come to the Hub (111-104) to watch live streaming of the sessions.

On Tuesday, December 16, the AGU Presidential Forum will features two speakers: Robin Chase and Wendy Schmidt. Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur. She is founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a carsharing marketplace in France; and GoLoco, an online ride-sharing community. She is also executive chairman of Veniam ‘Works, a vehicle mesh communications company based in Portugal.

Chase is on the board of the World Resources Institute, the National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board. She also served on the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group, and Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force.

Robin Chase lectures widely, has been frequently featured in the major media, and has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including recognition as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company’s Fast 50 Innovators, and Business Week’s Top 10 Designers. She graduated from Wellesley College and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow.

Wendy Schmidt is the President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, where she works to advance the development of renewable energy and the wiser use of natural resources. The foundation houses its grant-making operation in The 11th Hour Project, which supports more than 150 nonprofit organizations in program areas including climate and energy, ecological agriculture, human rights, and our maritime connection. On Nantucket, The Schmidt Family Foundation operates ReMain Nantucket, a local group devoted to enhancing the economic, environmental and social life in the downtown of America’s oldest continuous community. In addition to leading the foundation, Wendy was a founding board member of Climate Central, an organization that connects scientists and journalists working together to provide accurate, non-advocacy news and analysis about our changing climate and its impacts on our cities, coastlines, agriculture, fresh water, and oceans.

In 2009, Wendy and her husband Eric Schmidt, created the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and in 2012 launched the research vessel, Falkor, as a mobile platform to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze sharing of information about the oceans.

In 2010, to further her commitment to ocean health issues, Wendy partnered with XPRIZE to sponsor the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XCHALLENGE, a $1.4 million competition designed to identify efficient and innovative solutions to address oil spillage from ocean platforms, tankers, and other sources. The 18-month long competition, prompted by The Deepwater Horizon disaster, resulted in a solution that yielded fourfold improvement over existing cleanup capabilities.

In 2012, Wendy again partnered with XPRIZE to design the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE a prize that will respond to the global need for better information about the process of ocean acidification, one of the harbingers of climate change. The prize launched in September 2013.

This is the first time the JPL Library uses the Hub as remote viewing site for AGU Meetings. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences. Please leave your comments below, or contact the Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov or call ext 4-4200.

Dec 15, 12:30-1:30, AGU Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture

The JPL Library is happy to be a “Remote Viewing Site” for this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting General Sessions. The General Sessions usually cover a broad and exciting topic applicable across all fields of Earth and space science.  Come to the Hub (111-104) to watch live streaming of the sessions.

On Monday, December 15, the Union Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture features Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs, who is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior U.N. advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries.

Professor Sachs serves as the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project.

Professor Sachs has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past 7 years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His latest book is To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace.

This is the first time the JPL Library uses the Hub as remote viewing site for AGU Meetings. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences. Please leave your comments below, or contact the Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov or call ext 4-4200.

 

 

Nov 18, 11:00-11:45, Insider's Tips with IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Want to know what IEEE Xplore can do but Google can’t? Come to this session on “Insider’s Tips and What’s New with IEEE Xplore.”  George Plosker, IEEE Client Services Manager, will present an online webinar for JPL engineers and researchers Tuesday November 18th at 11:00 am.

This one hour IEEE Xplore briefing will cover the IEEE Xplore content and interface including how to:

  • Improve the efficiency of research and project teams.
  • Solve technical problems by constructing successful search strategies for precise results
  • Use IEEE Xplore tools for knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Locate information on companies, or organizations using author affiliation
  • Stay current by setting-up personalization in IEEE Xplore to use alerts and saved searches
  • Find best papers by using “Sort by Most Cited”
  • Learn what IEEE Xplore can do that Google can’t!

There are two ways to participate at this session:

  1. Come to the Hub (111-104) and participate the session with others.  Goodies available at the Hub.
  2. Participate from your office, or anywhere with Internet connection.  Here is the detail for dial-in to the webinar on your own:

Join WebEx meeting:https://ieee.webex.com/ieee/j.php?MTID=mb831373d8d62174f3dba97bdd59ac225
Meeting number:         638 719 272
Meeting password: JPLNov18

Join by phone
1-650-429-3300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
1-866-469-3239 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
Access code: 638 719 272