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Why won’t you cheat with me?

November 6, 2017
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Why won’t you cheat with me?

But I got some ground rules I’ve found to be sound rules and you’re not the one I’m exempting. Nonetheless, I confess it’s tempting. – Jenny Toomey sings Franklin Bruno It turns out that I did something a little controversial in last week’s post. As these things always go, it wasn’t the thing I was […] The post Why won’t you cheat with me? appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal…

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The king must die

November 2, 2017
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The king must die

“And then there was Yodeling Elaine, the Queen of the Air. She had a dollar sign medallion about as big as a dinner plate around her neck and a tiny bubble of spittle around her nostril and a little rusty tear, for she had lassoed and lost another tipsy sailor“– Tom Waits It turns out I turned […] The post The king must die appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and…

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Contour as a verb

October 29, 2017
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Our love is like the border between Greece and Albania – The Mountain Goats (In which I am uncharacteristically brief) Andrew’s answer to recent post reminded me of one of my favourite questions: how do you visualise uncertainty in spatial maps.  An interesting subspecies of this question relates to exactly how you can plot a contour […] The post Contour as a verb appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and…

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Barry Gibb came fourth in a Barry Gibb look alike contest

October 20, 2017
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Barry Gibb came fourth in a Barry Gibb look alike contest

Every day a little death, in the parlour, in the bed. In the lips and in the eyes. In the curtains in the silver, in the buttons, in the bread, in the murmurs, in the gestures, in the pauses, in the sighs. – Sondheim The most horrible sound in the world is that of a […] The post Barry Gibb came fourth in a Barry Gibb look alike contest appeared…

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It seemed to me that most destruction was being done by those who could not choose between the two

September 12, 2017
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Amateurs, dilettantes, hacks, cowboys, clones — Nick Cave [Note from Dan 11Sept: I wanted to leave some clear air after the StanCon reminder, so I scheduled this post for tomorrow. Which means you get two posts (one from me, one from Andrew) on this in two days. That’s probably more than the gay face study deserves.] […] The post It seemed to me that most destruction was being done by those…

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Touch me, I want to feel your data.

September 7, 2017
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(This is not a paper we wrote by mistake.) (This is also not Andrew) (This is also really a blog about an aspect of the paper, which mostly focusses on issues around visualisation and how visualisation can improve workflow. So you should read it.) Recently Australians have been living through a predictably ugly debate around […] The post Touch me, I want to feel your data. appeared first on Statistical…

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(It’s never a) Total Eclipse of the Prior

September 5, 2017
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(This is not by Andrew) This is a paper we (Gelman, Simpson, Betancourt) wrote by mistake. The paper in question, recently arXiv’d, is called “The prior can generally only be understood in the context of the likelihood”. How the sausage was made Now, to be very clear (and because I’ve been told since I moved […] The post (It’s never a) Total Eclipse of the Prior appeared first on Statistical…

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