Ground-breaking!?

April 27, 2014
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Ground-breaking!?

My friend Natalia has posted a link to this blog on her Facebook profile. Basically, this is the story of a paper published in 1994 in the medical journal Diabetes Care. As it turns out, this paper "discovered" a method to: 1) determine total...

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Big Data…Big Deal? Maybe, if Used with Caution.

April 27, 2014
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This post is by David K. Park As we have witnessed, the term “big data” has been thrusted onto the zeitgeist in the past several years, however, when one pushes beyond the hype, there seems to be little substance there. We’ve always had “data” so what so unique about it this time? Yes, we recognize it’s […] The post Big Data…Big Deal? Maybe, if Used with Caution. appeared first on Statistical…

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Introducing Statwing

April 27, 2014
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Introducing Statwing

Recently, Greg Laughlin, the founder of a new statistical software called Statwing, let me try his product for free. I happen to like free things very much (the college student is strong within me) so I gave it a try. I mostly like how easy it is to use: For instance, to relate two attributes […]

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White stripes and dead armadillos

April 27, 2014
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Paul Alper writes: For years I [Alper] have been obsessed by the color of the line which divides oncoming (i.e., opposing) traffic because I was firmly convinced that the color of the center line changed during my lifetime. Yet, I never could find anyone who had the same remembrance (or interest in the topic). The […] The post White stripes and dead armadillos appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference,…

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Project Tycho, Correlation between states

April 27, 2014
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Project Tycho, Correlation between states

In this fourth post on Measles data I want to have a look at correlation between states. As described before, the data is from Project Tycho, which contains data from all weekly notifiable disease reports for the United States dating back to 1888...

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Reliability and Reproducibility: Fraudulent p-values through multiple testing (and other biases): S. Stanley Young (Phil 6334: Day#13)

April 27, 2014
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Reliability and Reproducibility: Fraudulent p-values through multiple testing (and other biases):  S. Stanley Young (Phil 6334: Day#13)

S. Stanley Young, PhD Assistant Director for Bioinformatics National Institute of Statistical Sciences Research Triangle Park, NC Here are Dr. Stanley Young’s slides from our April 25 seminar. They contain several tips for unearthing deception by fraudulent p-value reports. Since it’s Saturday night, you might wish to perform an experiment with three 10-sided dice*,recording the results of 100 rolls (3 at a time) […]

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Le Monde puzzle [#869]

April 26, 2014
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Le Monde puzzle [#869]

A Le Monde mathematical puzzle once again in a Sudoku mode: In an nxn table, all integers between 1 and n appear n times. If max denotes the maximum over the numbers of different integers on all rows and columns,  what is the minimum value of max when n=7? when n=11? I tried to solve […]

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My World: The new development agenda

April 26, 2014
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My World: The new development agenda

The new development agenda of UN To know people’s priorities and views for a better life is the aim of the …Continue reading →

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My World: The new development agenda

April 26, 2014
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My World: The new development agenda

The new development agenda of UN To know people’s priorities and views for a better life is the aim of the …Continue reading →

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Great Resource for Teaching Statistics with R

April 26, 2014
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Great Resource for Teaching Statistics with R

If you're having trouble teaching statistics using R, then you'll just love the statsTeachR collaboration.It's being launched officially at the 2014 New England Statistics Symposium today.Here's what it's about:"statsTeachR is an open-access, onli...

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Examen, Copules et Valeurs Extrêmes

April 26, 2014
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Après les exposés des dernières séances, l’examen du cours MAT8595, Copules et Valeurs Extrêmes avait lieu hier matin. L’énoncé est en ligne, et j’ai aussi écrit quelques éléments de correction, là. En cas de désaccord, m...

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Sleazy sock puppet can’t stop spamming our discussion of compressed sensing and promoting the work of Xiteng Liu

April 26, 2014
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Sleazy sock puppet can’t stop spamming our discussion of compressed sensing and promoting the work of Xiteng Liu

Some asshole who has a bug up his ass about compressed sensing is spamming our comments with a bunch of sock puppets. All from the same IP address: “George Stoneriver,” Scott Wolfe,” and just plain “Paul,” all saying pretty much the same thing in the same sort of broken English (except for Paul, whose post […] The post Sleazy sock puppet can’t stop spamming our discussion of compressed sensing and…

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Why are R users so damn Stingy?!

April 26, 2014
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Why are R users so damn Stingy?!

YES R!Looking at rapporter's recent blog post on "R activity Around the World", I am shocked by how few users actually monetarily support the R Foundation.  Looking at the US for instance there are only 27 donars representing a little more than 0....

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AISTATS 2014 / MLSS tutorial

April 25, 2014
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AISTATS 2014 / MLSS tutorial

Here are the slides of the tutorial on ABC methods I gave yesterday at both AISTAST 2014 and MLSS. (I actually gave a tutorial at another MLSS a few years ago, on the pretty island of Berder in Brittany, next to Vannes.) They are definitely similar to previous talks and tutorials I delivered on this […]

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This Year’s Lindau Meeting

April 25, 2014
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This Year’s Lindau Meeting

Last October I had a post about the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. It's to be held in August of this year:"The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will provide an open exchange of economic expertise and inspire cross-cultural and int...

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Statistics Lesson and Warning of the Day – Confusion Between the Median and the Average

Statistics Lesson and Warning of the Day – Confusion Between the Median and the Average

Yesterday, I attended an interesting seminar called “Transforming Healthcare through Big Data” at the Providence Health Care Research Institute‘s 2014 Research Day.  The seminar was delivered by Martin Kohn from Jointly Health, and I enjoyed it overall.  However, I noticed a glaring error about basic statistics that needs correction. Martin wanted to highlight the overconfidence that many doctors have […]

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Example 2014.5: Simple mean imputation

April 25, 2014
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Example 2014.5: Simple mean imputation

We're both users of multiple imputation for missing data. We believe it is the most practical principled method for incorporating the most information into data analysis. In fact, one of our more successful collaborations is a review of software for ...

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End-of-week light entertainment: return of maritime nation

April 25, 2014
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End-of-week light entertainment: return of maritime nation

Reader James F. spotted this chart on Times of London a few weeks ago. A lot of effort went into this display. Maybe the point is to make a bunch of data tables less boring?

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Yield Curve Modeling Update

April 25, 2014
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An earlier post, DNS/AFNS Yield Curve Modeling FAQs, ended with:"What next? Job 1 is flexible incorporation of stochastic volatility, moving from \(A_0(N)\) to \(A_x(N)\) for \(x>0\), as bond yields are most definitely conditionally heteroskedastic....

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Bayes Pharma 2014 – final programme

April 25, 2014
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Here's the finalised programme for Bayes Pharma. (Of course I may be biased), but I think it is quite interesting and we have a wide variety of topics, so there should be plenty to get your teeth into! We still have some places available (and as a...

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Revised statistical standards for evidence (comments to Val Johnson’s comments on our comments on Val’s comments on p-values)

April 25, 2014
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As regular readers of this blog are aware, a few months ago Val Johnson published an article, “Revised standards for statistical evidence,” making a Bayesian argument that researchers and journals should use a p=0.005 publication threshold rather than the usual p=0.05. Christian Robert and I were unconvinced by Val’s reasoning and wrote a response, “Revised […] The post Revised statistical standards for evidence (comments to Val Johnson’s comments on our…

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Books & roses (& chatty taxi-drivers)

April 25, 2014
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Books & roses (& chatty taxi-drivers)

I knew that Wednesday was el dia de San Jordi but I hadn't realised the way in which Catalans celebrate it. My flight from Heathrow was slightly delayed, so by the time I arrived in Barcelona it was past 9pm. Still, on my way from the airport I ha...

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Shout out to "R Handles Big Data"

April 25, 2014
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Shout out to "R Handles Big Data"

Searching for SignificanceI just wanted to give a shout out to check out this post by Bob Muenchen on his excellent blog r4stats.com for his exceptional post a little over a year ago entitle "R Handles Big Data".

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