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Life is too short to RTFM: how users relate to documentation and excess features in consumer products

  
Interacting with Computers, Vol. 28, No. 1. (January 2016), pp. 27-46, https://doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iwu023

Abstract

This paper addresses two common problems that users of various products and interfaces encounter—over-featured interfaces and product documentation. Over-featured interfaces are seen as a problem as they can confuse and over-complicate everyday interactions. Researchers also often claim that users do not read product documentation, although they are often exhorted to ‘RTFM’ (read the field manual). We conducted two sets of studies with users which looked at the issues of both manuals and excess features with common domestic and personal products. The ...

 

An Introduction to R - Notes on R: a programming environment for data analysis and graphics

  
(2018)

Abstract

[Excerpt: The R environment] R is an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display. Among other things it has [::] an effective data handling and storage facility, [::] a suite of operators for calculations on arrays, in particular matrices, [::] a large, coherent, integrated collection of intermediate tools for data analysis, [::] graphical facilities for data analysis and display either directly at the computer or on hardcopy, and [::] a well developed, simple and effective programming language (called ‘S’) which includes conditionals, ...

 

WHO child growth standards: length/height-for-age, weight-for-age, weight-for-length, weight-for-height and body mass index-for-age - Methods and development

  
(2006)

Abstract

[:Executive summary: Methods and development] In 1993 the World Health Organization (WHO) undertook a comprehensive review of the uses and interpretation of anthropometric references. The review concluded that the NCHS/WHO growth reference, which had been recommended for international use since the late 1970s, did not adequately represent early childhood growth and that new growth curves were necessary. The World Health Assembly endorsed this recommendation in 1994. In response WHO undertook the Multicentre Growth Reference Study (MGRS) between 1997 and 2003 to generate ...

 

Bash reference manual: reference documentation for Bash edition 4.4, for Bash version 4.4

  
(2016)

Abstract

[Excerpt: Introduction] [::What is Bash?] Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, for the GNU operating system. The name is an acronym for the ‘Bourne-Again SHell’, a pun on Stephen Bourne, the author of the direct ancestor of the current Unix shell sh, which appeared in the Seventh Edition Bell Labs Research version of Unix. [\n] Bash is largely compatible with sh and incorporates useful features from the Korn shell ksh and the C shell csh. It is intended to be a ...

 

INSPIRE data specification on geographical grid systems – Technical guidelines 3.1

  
(2014)

Abstract

[Excerpt] [:Interoperability of Spatial Data Sets and Services - General Executive Summary] The challenges regarding the lack of availability, quality, organisation, accessibility, and sharing of spatial information are common to a large number of policies and activities and are experienced across the various levels of public authority in Europe. In order to solve these problems it is necessary to take measures of coordination between the users and providers of spatial information. The Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council adopted on 14 March 2007 ...

 

LINPACK: users' guide

  
(1979)

Abstract

[Excerpt:Table of Contents] "R.T.F.M." - Anonymous [\n] [...] [Overview] LIMPACK is a collection of Fortran subroutines which analyze and solve various systems of simultaneous linear algebraic equations. The subroutines are designed to be completely machine independent, fully portable, and to run at near optimum efficiency in most operating environments. [\n] Many of the subroutines deal with square coefficient matrices, where there are as many equations as unknowns. Some of the subroutines process rectangular coefficient matrices, where the system may be over- or underdetermined. Such systems ...

 

Special report on emissions scenarios

  
(2000)

Abstract

[Excerpt: Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations] In summary, the SRES scenarios [SRES is for Special Report on Emissions Scenarios] lead to the following findings: [::] Alternative combinations of driving forces can lead to similar levels and structure of energy and land-use patterns, as illustrated by different scenarios and groups. Hence, even for a given scenario outcome (e.g., in terms of GHG emissions) there are alternative combinations of driving forces and pathways that could lead to that outcome. For instance, significant global changes could ...

 

Georeferenced database of genetic diversity (GD)2 - User manual

  
(February 2016)
edited by Antoine Kremer

Abstract

[Excerpt: Objectives] This database contains genetic and georeferenced passport data of different genetic units that are traditionally analyzed by geneticists and ecologists. Genetic data include marker data (Microsatellites, Single nucletotide polymorphisms, PCR DNA fragments etc...) coming either from diploid or haploid tissue for wich genetic parameters have been calculated (allelic or nucleotide frequencies, diversity statistics). Passport data include all other data than genetic, ranging from geographic coordinates to ecological or physiographic data of the location of the genetic units. Genetic units are either single individuals or populations on which ...

 

Updated source code for calculating fire danger indices in the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System

  
Vol. NOR-X-424 (2015)

Abstract

This report presents updated versions of the FORTRAN 77 program originally published by the Canadian Forest Service in 1985 and used to calculate the Canadian forest fire weather indices from daily weather observations. The updated program is presented here in FORTRAN 95, C, C++, Python, Java and SAS/IML programming languages to meet the needs of various users. The updated versions are easier to understand and use than the original source code. The updated source codes were written in a modular programming style, consisting of a main program and ...

References

  1. Canadian Forestry Service. 1984. Tables for the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System. (4th ed.) Environ. Can., Can. For. Serv., Ottawa, ON. For. Tech. Rep. 25. Also available at http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/pubwarehouse/pdfs/31168.pdf .
  2. Chapman, S. J. 2004. FORTRAN 90/95 for scientists and engineers. McGraw Hill Higher Education, Toronto, ON. Also available at http://www.mhhe.com/engcs/general/chapman/index.mhtml .
  3. De Groot, W.J.; Field, R.D.; Brady, M.A.; Roswintiarti, O.; Mohamad, M. 2006. Development of the
 

(INRMM-MiD internal record) List of keywords of the INRMM meta-information database - part 34

  
(February 2014)
Keywords: inrmm-list-of-tags   record-to-update-or-delete   recreation   red-list   redd   redistributable-scientific-information   reference-manual   reforestation   refugia   regeneration   regime-shift   regional-climate   regional-climate-models   regional-scale   regression   regression-tree-analysis   regulating-services   reinforcement   reinforcement-learning   reinventing-weels   reiteration   relative-distance-similarity   relative-distance-similarity-ancillary   remote-sensing   renewable-energy   renewable-energy-directive   repeatability   repellent-species   replicability   reporting   representative-concentration-pathways   reproducibility   reproducible-research   reproduction   reproductive-effort   reptiles   resampling   research-funding   research-funding-vs-public-outcome   research-management   research-metrics   research-team-size   reservoir-management   reservoir-services   resilience   resilience-vs-resistance   resilience-vs-risk-management   resin   resistance   resources-exploitation   respiration   restoration   resurvey-of-semi-permanent   retraction   review   review-publication   review-scopus-european-biodiversity-indicators   revision-control-system   rewarding-best-research-practices   rhamnus-cathartica   rhamnus-catharticus   rhamnus-frangula   rhamnus-imeretina   rhamnus-saxatilis   rhamnus-spp   rhizophagus-grandis   rhizophora-apiculata   rhizophora-mangle   rhododendron-arboreum   rhododendron-caucasicum   rhododendron-ferrugineum   rhododendron-periclymenoides   rhododendron-ponticum   rhododendron-smirnowii   rhododendron-spp   rhododendron-ungernii   rhododendron-viscosum   rhopalicus-tutela   rhus-spp   rhus-typhina   rhyacionia-bouliana   rhyacionia-buoliana   rhyacionia-frustrana   rhynchophorus-ferrugineus   rhyssa-persuasoria   rhytisma   ribes-alpinum   ribes-rubrum   ribes-uva-crispa   rice   ring-analysis   ring-width-chronologies   ringspot-virus   riparian-ecosystem   riparian-forest   riparian-zones   risk-analysis   risk-assessment   risk-management   risk-reduction  

Abstract

List of indexed keywords within the transdisciplinary set of domains which relate to the Integrated Natural Resources Modelling and Management (INRMM). In particular, the list of keywords maps the semantic tags in the INRMM Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD). [\n] The INRMM-MiD records providing this list are accessible by the special tag: inrmm-list-of-tags ( http://mfkp.org/INRMM/tag/inrmm-list-of-tags ). ...

 

European Storms Catalogue

  
(2010)
Keywords: dataset   reference-manual   storm  

Abstract

The final report for the EFI-led project on the past and future impact of storms to European forests was submitted to the European Commission Directorate-General for the Environment on 23 rd July 2010. The report consisted of a review of existing knowledge and European experience by experts in 8 countries over 9 months and included a 1-day workshop in Brussels with 37 participants including researchers, policy makers and forest practitioners. The report has catalogued all the storms causing noteable damage to forests ...

 

GNU Coding Standards

  
(2015)

Abstract

[Excerpt: About the GNU Coding Standards] The GNU Coding Standards were written by Richard Stallman and other GNU Project volunteers. Their purpose is to make the GNU system clean, consistent, and easy to install. This document can also be read as a guide to writing portable, robust and reliable programs. It focuses on programs written in C, but many of the rules and principles are useful even if you write in another programming language. The rules often state reasons for writing ...

 

Open Source software and GIS

  
In Open source GIS a GRASS GIS approach, Vol. 773 (2008), pp. 1-6, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3578-9_1

Abstract

Over the past decade, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have evolved from a highly specialized niche to a technology that affects nearly every aspect of our lives, from finding driving directions to managing natural disasters. While just a few years ago the use of GIS was restricted to a group of researchers, planners and government workers, now almost everybody can create customized maps or overlay GIS data. On the other hand, many complex problems related to urban and regional planning, environmental protection, or business management, require ...

 

The forests handbook, an overview of forest science

  
(2008)
edited by J. Evans

Abstract

The future of the world's forests is at the forefront of environmental debate. Rising concerns over the effects of deforestation and climate change are highlighting the need both to conserve and manage existing forests and woodland through sustainable forestry practices. The Forests Handbook, written by an international team of both scientists and practitioners, presents an integrated approach to forests and forestry, applying our present understanding of forest science to management practices, as a basis for achieving sustainability. Volume One presents an ...

 

Introduction to the Command Line

  
(2010)

Abstract

[Excerpt: Outline] This book is an introduction to using the shell with a focus on empowering GNU/Linux newbies. This page has an outline. The book itself is being written at: [\n] http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/CommandLineIntro/WebHome [\n] It is meant to be fun and encourage the reader to play, so it is not organized in a formal manner (for instance, discussing all metacharacters in one place). Instead, features are introduced in the context of useful tasks. Rarely used features are not discussed. [\n] The main topic is ...

 

Atlas of seeds and fruits of Central and East-European flora: the Carpathian mountains region

  
(2007)

Abstract

The Atlas of Seeds and Fruits of Central and East-European Flora presents nearly 4,800 seed illustrations, supplemented with detailed seed descriptions, brief plant descriptions, and information on the locality and the native source of plants. The Carpathian flora covered here occurs not only in the Carpathian Mountains, but also in large lowlands extending towards the south, north and east and involves introduced and invading flora of more than 7,500 species. This publication is unique on two counts. Its scope extends to ...

 

CRC world dictionary of medicinal and poisonous plants: common names, scientific names, eponyms, synonyms, and etymology (5 volume set)

  
(2012)

Abstract

About the author (2012) Umberto Quattrocchi earned his first degree in political science from the University of Palermo. He followed this achievement with an M.D., specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. In 1992, he retired from the practice of medicine to pursue his studies in botany across the world and is teaching as a professor of botany at the University of Palermo. Highly prolific, Quattrocchi has numerous political and botanical books and articles to his credit, including those on plants and gardening that ...

 

Sambucus nigra

  
In Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants (2012), pp. 30-44, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8661-7_5

Abstract

Extract: Origin/Distribution The species is common to most of Europe including Scandinavia and Great Britain, northwest Africa, Asia Minor, Caucasus to Western Siberia. Its naturalised distribution area reaches 63oN latitude in western Norway (with scattered naturalised shrubs up to at least 68oN) and approximately 55°N in Lithuania. The eastern limit of its distribution is approximately 55°E. ...

 

Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia

  
(2013)

Abstract

Comprising three volumes and approximately half a million words, this work is likely the most comprehensive reference of its kind, providing detailed information not only about specific plants and food crops such as barley, corn, potato, rice, and wheat, but also interdisciplinary content that draws on the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. ...

 

Handbook of erosion modelling

  
(2010)

Abstract

The movement of sediment and associated pollutants over the landscape and into water bodies is of increasing concern with respect to pollution control, prevention of muddy floods and environmental protection. In addition, the loss of soil on site has implications for declining agricultural productivity, loss of biodiversity and decreased amenity and landscape value. The fate of sediment and the conservation of soil are important issues for land managers and decision-makers. In developing appropriate policies and solutions, managers and researchers are making ...

 

An introduction to R : a programming environment for data analysis and graphics

  
(2009)

Abstract

This tutorial manual provides a comprehensive introduction to R, a software package for statistical computing and graphics. R supports a wide range of statistical techniques, and is easily extensible via user-defined functions written in its own language or using C, C++ or Fortran. One of R's strengths is the ease with which well-designed publication-quality plots can be produced. This is a printed copy of the tutorial manual from the R distribution, with additional examples, notes and corrections. It is based on ...

 

Predicting rainfall erosion losses - a guide to conservation planning

  
Vol. 537 (1978)

Abstract

Scientific planning for soil and water conservation requires knowledge of the relations between those factors that cause loss of soil and water and those that help to reduce such losses. The soil loss prediction procedure presented in this handbook provides specific guidelines which are needed for selecting the control practices best suited to the particular needs of each site. The procedure is founded on an empirical soil loss equation that is believed to be applicable wherever numerical values of it factors ...

 

Copyleft and the GNU General Public License: a comprehensive tutorial and guide

  
(2014)

Abstract

[Preface] This tutorial is the culmination of nearly a decade of studying and writing about software freedom licensing and the GPL. Each part of this tutorial is a course unto itself, educating the reader on a myriad of topics from the deep details of the GPLv2 and GPLv3, common business models in the copyleft licensing area (both the friendly and unfriendly kind), best practices for compliance with the GPL, for engineers, managers, and lawyers, as well as real-world case studies of ...

 

The silviculture of trees used in British forestry

  
(2013)

Abstract

"British woodlands and forests are often located on sites and in regions that are marginal for agriculture; many are at high elevations and exposed, with short growing seasons. Wherever forests are located, site and climatic conditions must dictate species choice in forest management. This handbook provides a detailed guide to the biological suitability of different sites and soils for all important native trees and the most extensively used exotics. Apart from physical difficulties such as steepness and stoniness, forest soils also ...

 

Bäume Mitteleuropas: Von Aspe bis Zirbelkiefer. Mit den Porträts aller Bäume des Jahres von 1989 bis 2010.

  
(2010)
 

A field guide to the trees of Britain and northern Europe

  
(1974)

Abstract

[Excerpt] Trees grow better and in greater variety in the British Isles than almost anywhere else in the temperate world. This book is the first comprehensive guide to their identification, omitting only the rarest of exotics confined to a few specialist collections. As such, it also covers the trees of Europe north of the Mediterranean littoral and of the Alps. […] The trees in the book include every species and large-growing cultivar to be seen in the countryside, parks and gardens ...

 

Information technology - Object Management Group - Object Constraint Language (OCL)

  
No. ISO/IEC 19507:2012. (2012)
Keywords: iso   languages   reference-manual   semantics   standard  

Abstract

ISO/IEC 19507:2012 defines the Object Constraint Language (OCL), version 2.3.1. OCL version 2.3.1 is the version of OCL that is aligned with UML 2.3 and MOF 2.0. ...

 

Object Constraint Language - Version 2.4

  
No. formal/2014-02-03. (2014)

Abstract

[scope] This specification defines the Object Constraint Language (OCL), version 2.4 . OCL version 2.4 is the latest version of OCL that is aligned with UML 2.4.1 and MOF 2.4.1. ...

 

CORINE land cover technical guide - Addendum 2000

  
No. 40. (May 2000)
edited by Chris Steenmans

Abstract

[Introduction] This technical guide is an addendum to the CORINE Land Cover Technical Guide, published by the European Commission within the frame of the CORINE Programme (CEC, 1994). This addendum 2000 was prepared by the European Topic Centre on Land Cover and Phare Topic Link on Land Cover to support the land cover monitoring activities of the European Environment Agency (EEA Multi-annual Work Programme 1998-2002, project 1.3.5 Land Cover). The purpose of this addendum is: [::] to provide those in charge of collecting and updating CORINE Land Cover data ...

 

Predicting soil erosion by water: a guide to conservation planning with the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE)

  
Agriculture handbook, Vol. 703 (1997)

Abstract

The book provides guidelines for the selection of the best control methods for farms, ranches and other erosion-prone areas throughout USA. The prediction of soil loss founded on the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) is revised using information available on monthly precipitation and temperature, front-free period, annual rain erosivity, below ground biomass, canopy cover and height at 15 days intervals, and soil cover disturbances associated with farming operations. The information is available on CITY, CROP and OPERATION databases. ...

 

PostGIS Cookbook

  
(2014)
Keywords: data   geospatial   metadata   postgis   reference-manual  

Abstract

PostGIS is a spatial database that integrates advanced storage and analysis of vector and raster data, and is remarkably flexible and powerful. PostGIS provides support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database and is currently the most popular open source spatial databases. If you want to explore the complete range of PostGIS techniques and expose the related extensions, this book is a must-have. This book is a deep-dive into the full range of PostGIS topics, with practical applications of the concepts ...

 

fireLib user manual and technical reference

  
(October 1996)

Abstract

Introduction. fireLib is a C function library for predicting the spread rate and intensity of free-burning wildfires. It is derived directly from the BEHAVE (Andrews 1986) fire behavior algorithms for predicting fire spread in two dimensions, but is optimized for highly iterative applications such as cell- or wave-based fire growth simulation. The BEHAVE System was developed in the early 1980's to calculate a few (less than 50) fire behavior projections at a time and display the results in a small table. In the ...

 

SciPy Reference Guide

  
(2012)
 

NumPy Reference Guide

  
(2012)
 

Open source GIS a GRASS GIS approach

  

Abstract

Includes material relating to GRASS6, this third edition contains sections covering database management working with attributes and SQL, reflecting the substantial extension of GRASS capabilities for managing attributes stored in various database systems. ...

 

The R reference manual

  
(2011)

Abstract

Vol. 1, ISBN: 978-1-906966-09-6. Vol. 2, ISBN: 978-1-906966-10-2. Vol. 3, ISBN: 978-1-906966-11-9. Vol. 4, ISBN: 978-1-906966-12-6. ...

 

GNU Octave manual version 3: a high-level interactive language for numerical computations

  
(23 October 2008)

Abstract

[Excerpt: Preface] Octave was originally intended to be companion software for an undergraduate-level textbook on chemical reactor design being written by James B. Rawlings of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and John G. Ekerdt of the University of Texas. [\n] Clearly, Octave is now much more than just another `courseware' package with limited utility beyond the classroom. Although our initial goals were somewhat vague, we knew that we wanted to create something that would enable students to solve realistic problems, and that they could ...

 

Practical PostgreSQL : a hardened, robust, open source database

  
(2002)

Abstract

From the Publisher: PostgreSQL is perhaps the most robust and capable of all the open source databases. Authors John C. Worsley and Joshua D. Drake provide this practical guide to using PostgreSQL based on their many years of experience providing PostgreSQL-based solutions to their clients. ...

 

The definitive guide to Django: Web development done right

  
(2009)

Abstract

This latest edition of The Definitive Guide to Django is updated for Django 1.1, and, with the forwardcompatibility guarantee that Django now provides, should serve as the ultimate tutorial and reference for this popular framework for years to come. Django, the Pythonbased equivalent to Rubys Rails web development framework, is one of the hottest topics in web development today. Lead developer Jacob KaplanMoss and Django creator Adrian Holovaty show you how they use this framework to create awardwinning web sites by ...

 

PostGIS in Action

  
(2011)

Abstract

Whether you're canvassing a congressional district, managing a sales region, mapping city bus schedules, or analyzing local cancer rates, thinking spatially opens up limitless possibilities for database users. PostGIS, a freely available open-source spatial database extender, can help you answer questions that you could not answer using a mere relational database. Its feature set equals or surpasses proprietary alternatives, allowing you to create location-aware queries and features with just a few lines of SQL code. PostGIS in Action is the first ...

 

Openlayers 2.10 beginner's guide.

  
(2011)

Abstract

Learn how to use OpenLayers through explanation and example. Create dynamic web map mashups using Google Maps and other third-party APIs. Customize your map's functionality and appearance. Deploy your maps and improve page loading times. A practical beginner's guide, which also serves as a reference with the necessary screenshots and exhaustive code explanations. ...

 

Introduction to Django

  
In The Definitive Guide to Django (2008), pp. 3-9, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-0331-5_1

Abstract

This book is about Django, aWeb development framework that saves you time and makes Web development a joy. Using Django, you can build and maintain high-quality Web applications with minimal fuss. ...

 

Bash reference manual: reference documentation for Bash - Edition 3.2, for Bash version 3.2

  
(2006)

Abstract

Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, for the GNU operating system. The name is an acronym for the ‘Bourne-Again SHell’, a pun on Stephen Bourne, the author of the direct ancestor of the current Unix shell sh, which appeared in the Seventh Edition Bell Labs Research version of Unix. Bash is largely compatible with sh and incorporates useful features from the Korn shell ksh and the C shell csh. It is intended to be a conformant implementation of the IEEE ...

 

The Python language reference manual: for Python version 3.2

  
(2011)
Keywords: python   reference-manual  

Abstract

Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Its high-level built in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, make it very attractive for rapid application development, as well as for use as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components together. Python's simple, easy to learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance. Python supports modules and packages, which encourages program modularity and code reuse. The Python interpreter and the ...

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