Ep. 08: Computational Time
The second episode of our Into the Weeds podcast arc covers how important advances in computing during the late 1970s and early 1980s were to paleolimnology. Increased access to personal computers, prompted rapid developments in statistical tools and software. Many of the programs and approaches commonly used in the analysis of sediment cores have their roots in this time period. We also appreciate how things seem to have come full circle, as the command line interface and DIY approach to programming during the UNIX/DOS era that seemed in decline during the 1990s and 2000s, has returned with a vengeance due to the proliferation of R based statistical tools.