sábado, 15 de enero de 2022

Luchadores según Bertold Brecht


"Los débiles no luchan. Los más fuertes quizás luchen una hora. Los que aún son más fuertes, luchan unos años. Pero los más fuertes de todos, luchan toda su vida, estos son los indispensables".

Bertolt Brecht, The Mother (1930)

domingo, 9 de enero de 2022

Resistencia a la Innovación según Maquiavelo

“Pues debe considerarse que no hay nada más difícil de emprender, ni más dudoso de hacer triunfar, ni más peligroso de manejar, que el introducir nuevas leyes. El innovador se convierte en enemigo de todos los que se beneficiaban con las leyes antiguas, y no se granjea sino la amistad tibia de los que se beneficiarán con las nuevas.”

Nicolás Maquiavelo, El Príncipe (1513)

martes, 4 de enero de 2022

domingo, 19 de diciembre de 2021

Exploring sensor data for agricultural statistics: The fruit is not hanging as low as we thought

This month, the first article I am a co-author of is published by "Statistical Journal of the IAOS":

Exploring sensor data for agricultural statistics: The fruit is not hanging as low as we thought

Authors: Snijkers, Ger; Punt, Tim; De Broe, Sofie; Gómez Pérez, José

Statistical Journal of the IAOS
Abstract: New business processes are increasingly data driven as sensors have become ubiquitous. Sensor data could be a valuable new data source for official statistics. To study this presumption Statistics Netherlands conducted a small-scale use case in the area of agricultural statistics in collaboration with an  innovative farmer. A selection of his sensor data was explored for overlap with current data demands in  surveys. The aim of the study was to obtain insights in the available agricultural data, their data structure and quality, and explore new methods of data collection for agricultural statistics. The conclusion is that  these data are valuable for replacing or pre-filling (parts of) certain agricultural surveys. However, many more challenges surfaced than we expected, to which the title of this paper refers. These challenges will be discussed in this paper.

Keywords: Business data collection, official statistics, smart industry, precision farming, agriculture, data challenges