# Blog Archives

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December 17, 2013
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In addition to being the best comedy TV show ever, Seinfeld was a great source of wisdom. In one episode, Jerry counsels George: “When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off.” Later, George has a good line at a meeting at Kruger Industrial Smoothing. Then he says: “Alright! That’s it for […]

## THE END

December 17, 2013
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In addition to being the best comedy TV show ever, Seinfeld was a great source of wisdom. In one episode, Jerry counsels George: “When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off.” Later, George has a good line at a meeting at Kruger Industrial Smoothing. Then he says: “Alright! That’s it for […]

## Stein’s Method

November 16, 2013
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$Stein’s Method$

I have mentioned Stein’s method in passing, a few times on this blog. Today I want to talk about Stein’s method in a bit of detail. 1. What Is Stein’s Method? Stein’s method, due to Charles Stein, is actually quite old, going back to 1972. But there has been a great deal of interest in […]

## Stein’s Method

November 16, 2013
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$Stein’s Method$

I have mentioned Stein’s method in passing, a few times on this blog. Today I want to talk about Stein’s method in a bit of detail. 1. What Is Stein’s Method? Stein’s method, due to Charles Stein, is actually quite old, going back to 1972. But there has been a great deal of interest in […]

## Nonparametric Regression, ABC and CNN

October 31, 2013
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On Monday we had an interesting seminar by Samory Kpotufe on nonparametric regression. Samory presented a method for choosing the smoothing parameter, locally, in nonparametric regression. The method is simple and intuitive: construct confidence intervals using many different values of the smoothing parameter. Choose the value at which the confidence intervals stop intersecting. He has […]

## Nonparametric Regression, ABC and CNN

October 31, 2013
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On Monday we had an interesting seminar by Samory Kpotufe on nonparametric regression. Samory presented a method for choosing the smoothing parameter, locally, in nonparametric regression. The method is simple and intuitive: construct confidence intervals using many different values of the smoothing parameter. Choose the value at which the confidence intervals stop intersecting. He has […]

## PubMed Commons

October 23, 2013
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Don’t you wish there was a way to comment on papers? Now there is. Thanks to the efforts of Rob Tibshirani, Pat Brown, Mike Eisen, David Lipman and others there is now a system called PubMed Commons. PubMed is the central repository for biomedical research. PubMed Commons allows people to have active discussions of papers. […]

## PubMed Commons

October 23, 2013
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Don’t you wish there was a way to comment on papers? Now there is. Thanks to the efforts of Rob Tibshirani, Pat Brown, Mike Eisen, David Lipman and others there is now a system called PubMed Commons. PubMed is the central repository for biomedical research. PubMed Commons allows people to have active discussions of papers. […]

## The Terminator, Statistics, Fair Use and Hedge Funds

October 15, 2013
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I am visiting the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington today and am enjoying their warm hospitality (thanks Emily!). I have a little breathing room now so I thought I would write a quick blog post. Earlier this year, I posted my contribution to the collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Committee […]

## The Terminator, Statistics, Fair Use and Hedge Funds

October 15, 2013
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I am visiting the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington today and am enjoying their warm hospitality (thanks Emily!). I have a little breathing room now so I thought I would write a quick blog post. Earlier this year, I posted my contribution to the collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Committee […]