Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (11/11/12)

November 11, 2012
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Statisticians have been deconstructed! I feel vaguely insulted, although I have to admit I’m not even sure I know what the article says. This line is a doozy though: “Statistics always pulls back from the claims it makes…” As a...

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (11/11/12)

November 11, 2012
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Statisticians have been deconstructed! I feel vaguely insulted, although I have to admit I’m not even sure I know what the article says. This line is a doozy though: “Statistics always pulls back from the claims it makes…” As a...

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (11/11/12)

November 11, 2012
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Statisticians have been deconstructed! I feel vaguely insulted, although I have to admit I’m not even sure I know what the article says. This line is a doozy though: “Statistics always pulls back from the claims it makes…” As a...

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Incredibly strange spam

November 11, 2012
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Unsolicited (of course) in the email the other day: Just wanted to touch base with you to see if you needed any quotes on Parking lot lighting or Garage Lighting? (Induction, LED, Canopy etc…) We help retrofit 1000′s of garages around the country. Let me know your specs and ill send you a quote in [...]

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Statistics in Dashboard Format combined with Facebook from Finland

November 11, 2012
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Statistics in Dashboard Format combined with Facebook from Finland

From: http://www.findikaattori.fi/en (translated by Google)Findicator.fi - the society at large Up-to-date information is a key social indicators. Each indicator provides information in the form of statistical pictures, tables and a...

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Evidence-based Decision Making

November 11, 2012
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Evidence-based Decision Making

iPads (or any easily accessible device) with a dashboard application on it become more and more used tools (or Gadgets) for …Continue reading »

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Analysis of the statistics blogosphere

November 11, 2012
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Analysis of the statistics blogosphere

My analysis of the statistics blogosphere for the Coursera Social Networking Analysis class is up. The Python code and the data are up at my github repository. Enjoy!Included are most of the Python code I used to obtain blog content, some of my at...

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R Tips for Quantitative Trading

November 10, 2012
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The article below is an updated version of an article I wrote  for R-Bloggers in August 2010. As a first post I thought it was a good idea to introduce one of the best tool out there for quantitative  trading: R R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and […]

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Bad news bears: ‘Bayesian bear’ rejoinder- reblog

November 10, 2012
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Bad news bears: ‘Bayesian bear’ rejoinder- reblog

To my dismay, I’ve been sent, once again, that silly, snarky, adolescent, clip of those naughty “what the p-value” bears (see Aug 5 post),, who cannot seem to get a proper understanding of significance tests into their little bear brains. So apparently some people haven’t  seen my rejoinder which, as I said then, practically wrote [...]

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Keeping R up to date on Ubuntu linux

November 10, 2012
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Keeping R up to date on Ubuntu linux

R is included as part of the standard Ubuntu distribution, and can be installed with a command like Obviously the software included as part of the standard distribution usually lags a little behind the latest version, and this is usually quite acceptable for most users most of the time. However, R is evolving quite quickly […]

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I don’t like this cartoon

November 10, 2012
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I don’t like this cartoon

Some people pointed me to this: I am happy to see statistical theory and methods be a topic in popular culture, and of course I’m glad that, contra Feller, the Bayesian is presented as the hero this time, but . . . . I think the lower-left panel of the cartoon unfairly misrepresents frequentist statisticians. [...]

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anti xkcd

November 10, 2012
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anti xkcd

anti xkcd Some of you may have noticed that the recent installment of the always entertaining web comic, xkcd, had a statistical theme with a decidedly anti-frequentist flavor: see here. In the interest of balance, here is my (admittedly crude) attem...

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Did the sun just explode? The last Dutch Book you’ll ever make

November 10, 2012
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Did the sun just explode? The last Dutch Book you’ll ever make

In today’s XKCD, a pair of (presumably) physicists are told by their neutrino detector that the sun has gone nova. Problem is, the machine rolls two dice and if they both come up six it lies, otherwise it tells the truth. The Frequentist reasons that the probability of obtaining this result if the sun had [...]

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How Microsoft Can Use Windows 8 to Dominate the Tech Industry

November 9, 2012
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How Microsoft Can Use Windows 8 to Dominate the Tech Industry

Windows 95 transformed the PC software market and established Microsoft as the dominant player.  Can Microsoft do it again?  Can it use the release of Windows 8 to elevate its entire brand image?  More importantly to some of us, can Micr...

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The anti-Bayesian moment and its passing

November 9, 2012
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Xian and I respond to the four discussants of our paper, “Not only defended but also applied”: The perceived absurdity of Bayesian inference.” Here’s the abstract of our rejoinder: Over the years we have often felt frustration, both at smug Bayesians—in particular, those who object to checking of the fit of model to data, either [...]

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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

November 9, 2012
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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

Tom Louis Tom Louis is a professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins and will be joining the Census Bureau through an interagency personnel agreement as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist. Tom has an impressive history of … Continue reading →

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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

November 9, 2012
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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

Tom Louis Tom Louis is a professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins and will be joining the Census Bureau through an interagency personnel agreement as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist. Tom has an impres...

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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

November 9, 2012
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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

Tom Louis Tom Louis is a professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins and will be joining the Census Bureau through an interagency personnel agreement as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist. Tom has an impres...

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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

November 9, 2012
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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

Tom Louis Tom Louis is a professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins and will be joining the Census Bureau through an interagency personnel agreement as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist. Tom has an impres...

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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

November 9, 2012
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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

Tom Louis Tom Louis is a professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins and will be joining the Census Bureau through an interagency personnel agreement as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist. Tom has an impres...

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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

November 9, 2012
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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

Tom Louis Tom Louis is a professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins and will be joining the Census Bureau through an interagency personnel agreement as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist. Tom has an impres...

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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

November 9, 2012
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Interview with Tom Louis – New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

Tom Louis Tom Louis is a professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins and will be joining the Census Bureau through an interagency personnel agreement as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist. Tom has an impres...

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Strategies for Choosing and Planning a Statistical Analysis

November 9, 2012
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Strategies for Choosing and Planning a Statistical Analysis

Even experienced data analysts can get off track, especially with large data sets with many variables. It's just so easy to try different versions of models or get distracted by interesting, but irrelevant, relationships among variables. The lesson? Make a plan.

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