At an intersection of Enigmas of Chance and Corrupting the Young. Class homepage Fall 2014 Class announcement Lectures: Introduction to the Course; Basic Data Types Bigger Data Structures Dataframes and Control Introduction to Strings Regular...

At an intersection of Enigmas of Chance and Corrupting the Young. Class homepage Fall 2014 Class announcement Lectures: Introduction to the Course; Basic Data Types Bigger Data Structures Dataframes and Control Introduction to Strings Regular...

Fourth time is charm: 36-350, Statistical Computing Instructors: Yours truly and Andrew Thomas Description: Computational data analysis is an essential part of modern statistics. Competent statisticians must not just be able to run existing program...

Matrices as a special type of array; functions for matrix arithmetic and algebra: multiplication, transpose, determinant, inversion, solving linear systems. Using names to make calculations clearer and safer: resource-allocation mini-example. Lists ...

In which we play around with basic data structures and convince ourself that the laws of probability are, in fact, right. (Or perhaps that R's random number generator is pretty good.) Also, we learn to use R Markdown. — Getting everyone rando...

In which we practice working with data frames, grapple with some of the subtleties of R's system of data types, and think about how to make sequences. (Hidden agendas: data cleaning; practice using R Markdown; practice reading R help files) Assignme...

Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Robert Hughes, Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History As the subtitle suggests, a bit of a grab-bag of Hughes talking about Rome, or Rome-related, subjects, seemingly as they caught his attent...

Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Robert Hughes, Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History As the subtitle suggests, a bit of a grab-bag of Hughes talking about Rome, or Rome-related, subjects, seemingly as they caught his attent...

Attention conservation notice: Leaden academic sarcasm about methodology. The following statement was adopted unanimously by the editorial board of the journal, and reproduced here in full: We wish to endorse, in its entirety and without reservation...

Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, et al. Powers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) Comic book mind candy, at the super-hero/police-procedural interface. Martha Wells, The...

Attention conservation notice: I have no taste. Stephen King, Eyes of the Dragon Mind candy. I really liked it when I was a boy, and on re-reading it's not been visited by the Suck Fairy, but I did come away with two thoughts. (1) I'd have been ve...