# Announcements

November 28, 2011

November 17, 2011
David has updated Lecture 22 with explanation about how to export the shapefile attribute table and open it up in Microsoft Excel.

November 13, 2011
As we complete our reviews of the mini-proposals for the final projects, we want to let you know that you can sign up to download your own ASTER images by following the instructions and videos on this site: http://www.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/about_reverb.htm.

November 11, 2011
Assignments 1-10 will no longer be accepted after 8 am November 21, 2011.

September 28, 2011
How to access the ASU M-drive and set it as your working directory

September 27, 2011
This is a friendly reminder that we will have a short quiz today on the introductory MATLAB topics that we covered in class last week. Review our our lectures and videos to see the kinds of things to expect on the quiz. For example:
1. Know how to construct a vector incrementally.
2. Know how to structure a script using good documentation via commenting.
3. Know how to divide/multiply an array element-wise.
4. What is the difference between a row and a column vector in MATLAB notation?
5. Know how to reference elements/entire rows/entire columns of an array.
We are budgeting 15-20 minutes for the quiz tomorrow, beginning at 3:00 pm *sharp*; please make sure to be there on time to give yourselves enough time on the quiz.

September 15, 2011
Review of three earth science problems to solve with a spreadsheet. We have completed the grading of these assignments. Here are a few general comments (see also the individual comments to be emailed shortly):

September 13, 2011
Review and catch up time: As announced in class last Thursday, we will not have a class meeting today. Both David and I are at the Annual Meeting of the Southern California Earthquake Center.
We will have two more spreadsheet assignments to be explained on Thursday September 15, and due a week later. For today, please review the content on both lectures from last week: Basic statistics in a spreadsheet: histograms, frequency, skewness Curve fitting and the Solver using Excel. In particular, reproduce the curve fitting and solver demos at the end of Curve fitting and the Solver using Excel. And, recall that the Graphical Excellence assignment is due today.

August 31, 2011
New videos on Excel basics: check to make sure you know these tasks: I have made 4 new videos (in addition to the 2 that were there in the lecture) on http://arrowsmith410-598.asu.edu/Lectures/Lecture3/. I expect that you will have a look at these videos (total time is 22 minutes), and that you confirm for yourself that you can do all that is explained within them. If you have any questions, let David or I know. I will move forward in our next lectures assuming that you know these skills.

August 26, 2011
• Ramón made two new videos that explain subdirectories and also SFTP as an alternative to MyFiles in case you are tired of waiting for it. Have a look at Lecture 2
• We will have a short quiz at the beginning of class on Tuesday, August 30 on HTML authoring. You will have to write a few things out, as well as read some html and think about how it will work. The main topics will be:
• Basic structure of an html document (don't worry about the details of the specification tag: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN">)
• Basic tags like we have covered in class and on Lecture 2.
• Directory structures

August 18, 2011
• Blackboard site: Yes, we have it and we will use it some for our class for communications, grading, etc. But most of the class will be outside of the Blackboard environment
• We will have an all day class--probably a field trip and lab period--on October 22. Please block that date