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Caspar - the PDF

A couple of readers have asked to use the Caspar paper. With this in mind, I've prepared a PDF version of Caspar & the Jesus Paper. At the same time I've corrected some typos and made a change to the final section just to clarify some of the issues around RE benchmarking.

The PDF doesn't include the pictures from the original posting, because I haven't got that far with LaTex yet(!), but I hope people find it useful. You can download it here.



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Reader Comments (9)

I thought that some Guardian readers would appreciate this paper as an example of subterfuge in climate science, so I referenced it in one of the Bjorn Lomborg discussions:

You might like to view the response:

"Well this site is entirely typical of a troofer blog. One heck of a lot of waffle and bleating about how the big kids are bullying us but absolutely nothing of scientific value, why, well that is easy to explain and you do not need a degree in statistics to follow this argument. Why bother reading this stuff instead of the real science, well it keeps the T.S. Plank Institute busy!

The deniers say that the Mann hockey stick graph is based on massaged data and therefore ACC/AGW is a falsehood/conspiracy whatever their little minds call it and can be dismissed.

The problem with that "analysis" is that we can throw the Mann graph away as we have nearly 200 years of actual reported data and guess what this data set describes, go on, face the actual facts and look at just the data and then tell us what that shows. btw this information is not secret or withheld or difficult to find in any way.

So while that bishop character can waffle on about some statistic nicety or a refusal to be indulged or other obfuscation the planet keeps on changing.

btw if some idiot gob shite wandered up to me demanding my work and efforts so they could try and pick it apart in a wholly destructive ideological manner I would not be as restrained as Mann et al have been...Malchemy"

So, yes, they enjoy it....!
Aug 28, 2008 at 10:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterDodgy Geezer

The Graun thread is closed for comments now. Pity.
Aug 30, 2008 at 8:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterBishop Hill
Hockey Stick alert! It appears to be back (again...):

A quote from Richard Black's article: "One of the analytical methods used suggests that temperatures in the Mediaeval Warm Period could have been no higher than they were in about 1980; the other suggests they were no higher than those seen 100 years ago."

Someone should inform Defra - logically, it would appear that we can grow crops again on Dartmoor above 400m or up in the Pennines and the Lammermuir Hills. (I'd be interested to read their response!)
Sep 2, 2008 at 12:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull
It's good to know that you can just contact the BBC, tell them you've conducted more research on your own dodgy theory - and your research proves it isn't dodgy at all.

And they will publish it - uncritically.

Richard Black is a moron.
Sep 2, 2008 at 12:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter
I don't think Richard Black is a moron. He does have an agenda to pursue though.
Sep 2, 2008 at 5:02 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
I don't know LaTex but I am concerned by your comment that you haven't included graphics.

I regularly create PDFs and I have used several PDF creators in the past. Most of them were installed as virtual printers. That means that when I want to create a PDF I goto Word or Excel (or whatever) and create the document I want. Having done that I click the print command and select the Virtual PDF option. This opens a dialogue box where I control the PDF output. The PDF is identical to the Word document. Now there are limitations: jpgs and bitmaps render fine but embedded applications may not. A bit trial and error is required in these cases but generally I "paste special bitmap" to avoid the issue.

I think virtual pdf and cutepdf are both freeware so you can try this out. If you like the idea it makes sense to pay a little for something better.
Sep 5, 2008 at 9:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterTDK

I could do it all in Word - I regularly use PrimoPDF to print to PDF which works very well, but I needed to learn LaTex for work anyway, so I was trying to kill two birds with one stone.
Sep 5, 2008 at 3:40 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
"The Graun thread is closed for comments now. Pity.
August 30, 2008 | Bishop Hill"

Never mind, there is always another one under Blogs/environment/climate change. Bit of a valley of the shadow of death, though - it's inhabited by religious adherents to the AGW philosophy. The game is to see how many raving ad-homs you can generate, and then have the moderator delete them when the thread (which only stays open for about three days) closes.

If you can get a good rise out of them, you can end up with a thread solely comprised of your comments, interspersed with 'comment rejected for bad language'!
Sep 6, 2008 at 5:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterDodgy Geezer
That sounds like a laugh. I might just give it a try!
Sep 6, 2008 at 7:14 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

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