What if, instead of a normal, you got a paranormal distribution? What if, instead of a normal, you got a paranormal distribution? In case you want to read an influential paper on this matter, you can find it here. Load packages and set up the th...

October 20th is the day of Official Statistics. It’s the day to highlight the importance of reliable, independent and high-quality numbers. Numbers that help to make good, evidence-based decisions. This year “Better data, better lives” is the theme of the World Statistics Day selected by the United Nations General Assembly. https://worldstatisticsday.org/ Many countries also celebrate this … Continue reading Today – Statsday

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Hello there ! While I was in Amsterdam, I took the opportunity to go and work with the Leiden crowd, an more particularly with Stéphanie van der Pas and Johannes Schmidt-Heiber. Since Stéphanie had already obtained neat results for the Horseshoe prior and Johannes had obtained some super cool results for the spike and slab prior, […]

The Royal Statistical Society (U.K.) has organized a discussion of a new paper, Frequentist accuracy of Bayesian estimates, by Brad Efron. The discussion will be an online event (a “webinar”) on 21 Oct 2015 (that’s right, “Back to the Future Day”) at noon 11am eastern time (4pm in the U.K.). Brad will present, I’ll ask […] The post Click here to get FREE tix to my webinar with Brad Efron…

Wrangling data into a shape that can be used to create visualizations is a huge problem with few available tools. Trifacta Wrangler is a powerful new tool that is free to use. Data comes in all shapes and sizes, and those are often not conducive to working with it right away. Date formats might be … Continue reading Trifacta Wrangler for cleaning and reshaping data

A recent question posted on a discussion forum discussed storing the strictly upper-triangular portion of a correlation matrix. Suppose that you have a correlation matrix like the following: proc iml; corr = {1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4, 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.2, 0.5 0.3 1.0 0.1, 0.4 0.2 0.1 1.0}; Every correlation […] The post Create a correlation matrix from the upper triangular elements appeared first on The DO Loop.

X points me to this news article by George Johnson regarding the hot hand in basketball. Nothing new since the previous hot hand report (also Johnson follows the usual newspaper convention of not citing the earlier article in the Wall Street Journal, instead simply linking back to the Miller and Sanjurjo article as if it […] The post Explaining to Gilovich about the hot hand appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

18 October 2015 On October 18, 2015, Swiss voters elect a new Parliament for the next four years. Source: https://www.bk.admin.ch/ More about Swiss elections here For the National Council (200 members), 3,802 candidates and more than 22 political parties take part. And the winners are … The polling stations closed at 12 AM. The results arrive canton by … Continue reading Look at the Elections