## Caturday felids: Cats demanding attention, a wine bar with cats, plotting cats in R

By Jerry & Grania

Caturday is upon us again!

First we have a compilation of cats demanding attention. Mine always did that by knocking my coffee cup to the floor because sometimes cats can be bastards. RIP countless mugs.

Next there is a new wine bar for you and your cats, where you and your felid companion can go and relax after a long, hard day of sitting on the couch and purring.

The cats are served non-alcoholic beverages such as Moscato and Pinot Meow. Of course, cats are picky creatures, so they may not actually like it. You know how they are. How embarrassing to sit with a companion who disapproves.

As reported in the New York Times here.

I came across this new package in the statistical software R. You can actually plot cats or anything with cat-shaped points! I’m not entirely sure what its purpose in the real world could be, but there you go. Catterplots.

library(CatterPlots)
x <- -10:10
y <- -x^2 + 10
purr <- catplot(xs=x, ys=y, cat=3, catcolor=c(0,1,1,1))
cats(purr, -x, -y, cat=4, catcolor=c(1,0,1,1))

# for more fun …
meow <- multicat(xs=x, ys=y, cat=c(1,2,3), catcolor=list(c(1,1,0,1),c(0,1,1,1)), canvas=c(-0.1,1.1, -0.1, 1.1))
morecats(purr, x, 10*sin(x)+40, size=0.05, cat=c(4,5,6), catcolor=list(c(0,0,1,1),c(0,1,0,1)), type=”line”)

# random cats
meow <- multicat(xs=x, ys=rnorm(21),
cat=c(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10),
catcolor=list(c(0,0,0,1)),
canvas=c(-0.1,1.1, -0.1, 1.1),
xlab=”some cats”, ylab=”other cats”, main=”Random Cats”)

And finally, an episode from that most famousest of cats, Maru, this one entitled “When Maru has a toy in his mouth, he cannot help kneading”.

h/t: Les, Jente, Blue

1. Randall Schenck
Posted March 18, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink

The cats are both needy and kneading.

2. Posted March 18, 2017 at 10:01 am | Permalink

Love Caturdays 😻

Posted March 18, 2017 at 11:12 am | Permalink

“RIP countless mugs.”

The famouse “Rest in pieces” feeline.

4. tubby
Posted March 18, 2017 at 11:50 am | Permalink

Orson has started trying to chew cables to get attention, and I’m afraid one day I won’t notice fast enough and he’ll get a nasty shock. We’re also back the ‘coffee is not for cats’ conversation.

5. Posted March 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

I love the ‘multicat’ function!

6. jt512
Posted March 18, 2017 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

Normal cats

• jt512
Posted March 18, 2017 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

See the mean one at the top?

• Posted March 18, 2017 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

Very droll.

7. tony in san diego
Posted March 19, 2017 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

cats walk in their own pee and poo…do you really want them walking on your table at a bar?