On deck this week

December 7, 2015
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Mon: Use of Jeffreys prior in estimating climate sensitivity Tues: Hierarchical modeling when you have only 2 groups: I still think it’s a good idea, you just need an informative prior on the group-level variation Wed: I definitely wouldn’t frame it as “To determine if the time series has a change-point or not.” The time […] The post On deck this week appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and…

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Why doesn’t PROC UNIVARIATE support certain common distributions?

December 7, 2015
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Why doesn’t PROC UNIVARIATE support certain common distributions?

A SAS customer asked: Why isn't the chi-square distribution supported in PROC UNIVARIATE? That is an excellent question. I remember asking a similar question when I first started learning SAS. In addition to the chi-square distribution, I wondered why the UNIVARIATE procedure does not support the F distribution. These are […] The post Why doesn't PROC UNIVARIATE support certain common distributions? appeared first on The DO Loop.

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NYC Stan meetup 12 December

December 7, 2015
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The next NYC Stan meetup is on Saturday: Feel free to bring things you’re working on or join in on projects some of the others are working on. A couple of the developers will be around to answer questions and help out. If you don’t have anything to work on, the Stan team could use […] The post NYC Stan meetup 12 December appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference,…

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New Review of Forecasting at Bank of England

December 7, 2015
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Check it out here. It's thorough and informative.  It's interesting and unfortunate that even the Bank of England, the great "fan chart pioneer," produces density forecasts for only three of eleven variables forecasted (p. 15). In my view, the mos...

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Cannabis/IQ follow-up: Same old story

December 6, 2015
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Ole Rogeberg writes: The way researchers respond to criticism is a recurring theme on your blog, so you might find this amusing as a brief follow-up on the cannabis/IQ discussion you’ve covered before: The Dunedin longitudinal study has now been going for 40 years, and the lead researchers in charge of the study recently published an […] The post Cannabis/IQ follow-up: Same old story appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference,…

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I’ve can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela ...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I’ve can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela ...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I’ve can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela ...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I’ve can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela ...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I've can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuel...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I've can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuel...

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Beware of questionable front page articles warning you to beware of questionable front page articles (2)

December 5, 2015
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Beware of questionable front page articles warning you to beware of questionable front page articles (2)

Such articles have continued apace since this blogpost from 2013. During that time, meta-research, replication studies, statistical forensics and fraudbusting have become popular academic fields in their own right. Since I regard the ‘programme’ (to use a Lakatosian term) as essentially a part of the philosophy and methodology of science, I’m all in favor of it—I employed the term “metastatistics” […]

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Judea Pearl and I briefly discuss extrapolation, causal inference, and hierarchical modeling

December 5, 2015
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OK, I guess it looks like the Buzzfeed-style headlines are officially over. Anyway, Judea Pearl writes: I missed the discussion you had here about Econometrics: Instrument locally, extrapolate globally, which also touched on my work with Elias Bareinboim. So, please allow me to start a new discussion about extrapolation and external validity. First, two recent […] The post Judea Pearl and I briefly discuss extrapolation, causal inference, and hierarchical modeling…

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Stan at NIPS 2015

December 5, 2015
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Stan at NIPS 2015

With NIPS 2014 a distant memory, we have a web page covering all the Stan-related activity at NIPS 2015 Including how to score a nifty Stan sticker. If you have something else to add to the list, let us know in the comments. The post Stan at NIPS 20...

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Syllabus for my course on design and analysis of sample surveys

December 4, 2015
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Here’s last year’s course plan. Maybe I’ll change it a bit, haven’t decided yet. The course number is Political Science 4365, and it’s also cross-listed in Statistics. The post Syllabus for my course on design and analysi...

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Linear Regression and Treatment Effect Heterogeneity

December 4, 2015
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Linear Regression and Treatment Effect Heterogeneity

I received an email from Tymon Słoczyński (Warsaw School of Economics), about a recent paper of his, titled, "New Evidence on Linear Regression and Treatment Effect Heterogeneity". Tymon wrote:"I have recently written a new paper, which I believe tha...

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The Topology Underlying the Brand Logo Naming Game: Unidimensional or Local Neighborhoods?

December 4, 2015
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The Topology Underlying the Brand Logo Naming Game: Unidimensional or Local Neighborhoods?

You can find the app on iTunes and Google Play. It's a game of trivial pursuits - here's the logo, now tell me the brand. Each item is scored as right or wrong, and the players must take it all very seriously for there is a Facebook page with cheat she...

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Tutorial: RNA-seq differential expression & pathway analysis with Sailfish, DESeq2, GAGE, and Pathview

December 4, 2015
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BackgroundThis tutorial shows an example of RNA-seq data analysis with DESeq2, followed by KEGG pathway analysis using GAGE. Using data from GSE37704, with processed data available on Figshare DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1601975. This dataset has six samp...

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Questions about data transplanted in kidney study

December 4, 2015
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Hey—check out the above title. It’s my attempt at a punny, Retraction-Watch-style headline! OK, now on to the content. Dan Walter writes: In order to gauge longevity of kidney donors, this paper [by Dorry Segev, Abimereki Muzaale, Brian Caffo, Shruti Mehta, Andrew Singer, Sarah Taranto, Maureen McBride, and Robert Montgomery] compares data collected on about […] The post Questions about data transplanted in kidney study appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

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Enhanced tables, and supercharged spreadsheets with in-cell tech

December 4, 2015
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Enhanced tables, and supercharged spreadsheets with in-cell tech

Old-timer Chris P. sent me to this Bloomberg article about Vanguard ETFs and low-cost funds (link). The article itself is interesting, and I will discuss it on the sister blog some time in the future. Chris is impressed with this...

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 4, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I’ve collected some polls available on the internet. The surprising ...

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 4, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I’ve collected some polls available on the internet. The surprising t...

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 4, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I’ve collected some polls available on the internet. The surprising ...

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