Image Analysis: Dynamic Color Binning

A while back, I wrote about a little project where I extracted the historic surface area of Poland from Wikipedia maps using color information. The main procedure was to use ImageMagick to extract the most dominant colors, so that I could find the one that corresponded to the area of interest (i.e. Poland.) This color,
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Image Analysis: Territorial Evolution of Poland

The history of Poland has, through the centuries, come with ups and downs. Through numerous wars with its neighbours and invasion by foreign powers, the territory of Poland has fluctuated greatly. So much, in fact, that it is not necessarily straightforward to write down a continuous history of Poland as an entity. If you feel
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Don Quixote and Sancho, painted by Alexandre Decamps.

Cervantes and the Censors

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) is generally credited with writing the first modern novel, his famous Don Quixote. The story of the addle-brained old gentleman who decides to become a knight and recruits his gullible neighbour as his squire has appealed to the imaginations of generations of readers ever since it was published over 400
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Doubt-Mongering and the Misrepresentation of Science

Earlier this year, James Powell produced a new version of his telling pie-chart about global warming consensus. For the first version he reviewed the body of peer-reviewed literature from 1991 through 2012 about global warming, to see whether there was any consensus among the scientific community on the matter. He was driven to this experiment
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