Argentine’s 2015 Presidential Election Forecasts

October 21, 2015
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Argentine’s 2015 Presidential Election Forecasts

Predictions The model I built to forecast the Argentine’s 2015 presidential election indicates the official candidate have a significant chance of making it right way this Sunday, avoiding a runoff with Mauricio Macri in November. The electoral prefe...

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Solicited

October 20, 2015
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Quite a while ago, I have received an email by Samantha R. from Udemy pointing me towards this article, discussing the "difference between data science and statistics" (I have to confess that I don't really know Udemy, apart from having looked at that ...

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Vizable, data worlds for iPad

October 20, 2015
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Vizable, data worlds for iPad

Tableau today released a new visualization tool for iPad, called Vizable. This is a completely new app built specifically for exploring data using touch. It is based on a new approach to visual analysis that focuses on the data and task, rather than providing a chart toolbox. Vizable is built on the idea of data worlds, which depend on … Continue reading Vizable, data worlds for iPad

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We need a statistically rigorous and scientifically meaningful definition of replication

October 20, 2015
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We need a statistically rigorous and scientifically meaningful definition of replication

Replication and confirmation are indispensable concepts that help define scientific facts.  However, the way in which we reach scientific consensus on a given finding is rather complex. Although some press releases try to convince us otherwise, rarely is one publication enough. In fact, most published results go unnoticed and no attempts to replicate them are made.  These

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The analytics talent gap: a hiring manager’s perspective

October 20, 2015
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We all know that data science/business analytics is booming. Lots of companies are creating lots of jobs. However, the barriers to entry into this field are substantial. In an article for rSQUAREedge, I summarized my own experience as a hiring manager. A data analyst needs intuition about data, which requires practical experience. Certain skills, like web analytics and A/B testing, are not academic research areas, and are not unusually taught…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, David Brooks, and the “Street Code” of Journalism

October 20, 2015
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In my latest Daily Beast column, I decide to be charitable to the factually-challenged NYT columnist: From our perspective, Brooks’s refusal to admit error makes him look like a buffoon. But maybe we’re just judging him based on the norms of another culture. . . . From our perspective, Brooks spreading anti-Semitic false statistics in […] The post Ta-Nehisi Coates, David Brooks, and the “Street Code” of Journalism appeared first…

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forecast package v6.2

October 20, 2015
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forecast package v6.2

It is a while since I last updated the CRAN version of the forecast package, so I uploaded the latest version (6.2) today. The github version remains the most up-to-date version and is already two commits ahead of the CRAN version. This update is mostly bug fixes and additional error traps. The full ChangeLog is […]

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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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 theme library(ggplot2) library(gridExtra) theme_old <- theme(panel...

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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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 theme library(ggplot2) library(gridExtra) theme_old <- theme(panel...

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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Paranormal Distribution

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...

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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Paranormal Distribution

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...

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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Paranormal Distribution

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...

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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Paranormal Distribution

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...

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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Paranormal Distribution

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...

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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Paranormal Distribution

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...

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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Paranormal Distribution

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...

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Paranormal Distribution

October 20, 2015
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Paranormal Distribution

What if, instead of a normal, you got a paranormal distribution?

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Today – Statsday

October 19, 2015
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Today – Statsday

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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Today – Statsday

October 19, 2015
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Today – Statsday

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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Using Discussion Forum Activity to Estimate Analytics Software Market Share

October 19, 2015
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Using Discussion Forum Activity to Estimate Analytics Software Market Share

I’m finally getting around to overhauling the Discussion Forum Activity section of The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. To save you the trouble of reading all 43 pages, I’m posting just this section below. Discussion Forum Activity Another way to measure … Continue reading →

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Sharp-R Data Update

October 19, 2015
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Our free Excel Add In Sharp-R Data that connects Excel to a R workspace for easy data transfer has just been updated. The update has added the options to be able to send data from multiple excel sheets and workbooks. Now you can open a single file and ...

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Why shrinking priors shrink ?

October 19, 2015
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Why shrinking priors shrink ?

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, […]

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Why shrinking priors shrink ?

October 19, 2015
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Why shrinking priors shrink ?

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, […]

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