Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

November 15, 2015
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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

Karl Marx is the most famous founding fathers of modern sociology with a popularity peak in 1975-6, but declining ever since. Introduction Google has a tool for tracking the frequency of words or phrases across its vast collection of scanned tex...

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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

November 15, 2015
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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

Karl Marx is the most famous founding fathers of modern sociology with a popularity peak in 1975-6, but declining ever since. Introduction Google has a tool for tracking the frequency of words or phrases across its vast collection of scanned te...

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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

November 15, 2015
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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

Karl Marx is the most famous founding fathers of modern sociology with a popularity peak in 1975-6, but declining ever since. Introduction Google has a tool for tracking the frequency of words or phrases across its vast collection of scanned te...

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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

November 15, 2015
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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

Karl Marx is the most famous founding fathers of modern sociology with a popularity peak in 1975-6, but declining ever since. Introduction Google has a tool for tracking the frequency of words or phrases across its vast collection of scanned tex...

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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

November 15, 2015
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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

Karl Marx is the most famous founding fathers of modern sociology with a popularity peak in 1975-6, but declining ever since. Introduction Google has a tool for tracking the frequency of words or phrases across its vast collection of scanned tex...

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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

November 15, 2015
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Retrieving Data from Google Books with `ngramr`

Karl Marx is the most famous founding fathers of modern sociology with a popularity peak in 1975-6, but declining ever since. Introduction Google has a tool for tracking the frequency of words or phrases across its vast collection of scanned tex...

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Retrieving data from Google books with `ngramr`

November 15, 2015
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Retrieving data from Google books with `ngramr`

Karl Marx is the most famous founding fathers of modern sociology with a popularity peak in 1975-6, but declining ever since. Introduction Google has a tool for tracking the frequency of words or phrases across its vast collection of scanned tex...

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Retrieving data from Google books with `ngramr`

November 15, 2015
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Retrieving data from Google books with `ngramr`

Karl Marx is the most famous founding fathers of modern sociology with a popularity peak in 1975-6, but declining ever since. Introduction Google has a tool for tracking the frequency of words or phrases across its vast collection of scanned tex...

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Inference from an intervention with many outcomes, not using “statistical significance”

November 14, 2015
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Kate Casey writes: I have been reading your papers “Type S error rates for classical…” and “Why We (Usually) Don’t Have to Worry…” with great interest and would be grateful for your views on the appropriateness of a potentially related application. I have a non-hierarchical dataset of 28 individuals who participated in a randomized control […] The post Inference from an intervention with many outcomes, not using “statistical significance” appeared…

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“What does it say about our national commitment to research integrity?”

November 14, 2015
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“What does it say about our national commitment to research integrity?”

There’s an important guest editorial by Keith Baggerly and C.K. Gunsalus in today’s issue of the Cancer Letter: “Penalty Too Light” on the Duke U. (Potti/Nevins) cancer trial fraud*. Here are some excerpts. publication date: Nov 13, 2015 Penalty Too Light What does it say about our national commitment to research integrity that the Department of […]

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What it means to be a US Veteran Today

November 14, 2015
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What it means to be a US Veteran Today

Six easy graphs that tell a big story:1. You represent a much small portion of the American people than veterans in the 1980s. The different lines represent different income quantiles with the 1st being the lowest income and the 4th being the highest i...

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Recidivism and logistic regression

November 13, 2015
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Recidivism and logistic regression

In my previous article, I presented the problem of estimating a criminal's risk of recidivism, focusing on the philosophical problems of attributing a probability to an individual.  In this article I turn to the more practical problem of doing the...

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Annotables: R data package for annotating/converting Gene IDs

November 13, 2015
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I work with gene lists on a nearly daily basis. Lists of genes near ChIP-seq peaks, lists of genes closest to a GWAS hit, lists of differentially expressed genes or transcripts from an RNA-seq experiment, lists of genes involved in certain pathways, et...

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Hanging Chad

November 13, 2015
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Hanging Chad

It’s been awhile since I’ve linked to Laura Wattenberg’s excellent baby name blog. Here’s a fun recent item on how one man launched a generation of baby names. Wattenberg writes: Some more highlights from Willson’s roster of custom-named clients: Rad Fulton Cal Bolder Rand Saxon Race Gentry Chance Nesbitt Dack Rambo Van Williams Dare Harris […] The post Hanging Chad appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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Bayesian Computing: Adventures on the Efficient Frontier

November 13, 2015
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That’s the title of my forthcoming talk at the Nips workshop at 9am on 12 Dec. The post Bayesian Computing: Adventures on the Efficient Frontier appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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ODI looking for young postgrad statisticians

November 13, 2015
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ODI looking for young postgrad statisticians

The Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme sends young postgraduate statisticians (and economists) to work in the public sectors of developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific on two-year contracts. This is a great way to develop skills and gain experience working within a developing country’s government. And you get to live in a […]

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importance sampling with infinite variance

November 12, 2015
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importance sampling with infinite variance

“In this article it is shown that in a fairly general setting, a sample of size approximately exp(D(μ|ν)) is necessary and sufficient for accurate estimation by importance sampling.” Sourav Chatterjee and Persi Diaconis arXived yesterday an exciting paper where they study the proper sample size in an importance sampling setting with no variance. That’s right, […]

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Neyman does science, part 2

November 12, 2015
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Neyman does science, part 2

In part one of this series, we discussed the different philosophical viewpoints of Neyman and Fisher on the purposes of statistics. Neyman had a behavioral, decision based view: the purpose of statistical inference is to select one of several possible ...

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Pass the popcorn

November 12, 2015
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Pass the popcorn

Rodney Sparapini writes: I got this in my inbox today. I thought this might be of interest to you and your blog readers. It’s not at all of interest to me but it might interest some of my readers. I’m posting it here because there’s something amazing about seeing this intense dispute about something I’ve […] The post Pass the popcorn appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social…

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Big Data for Official Statistics Competition

November 12, 2015
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Big Data for Official Statistics Competition

This is a new competition being organized by EuroStat. The first phase involves nowcasting economic indicators at national and European level including unemployment, HICP, Tourism and Retail Trade and some of their variants. The main goal of the competition is to discover promising methodologies and data sources that could, now or in the future, be […]

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CheapoAir – Worst Travel Agency Ever

November 11, 2015
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CheapoAir – Worst Travel Agency Ever

Stuck in JNB South Africa right now. Arrived 5 minutes late to catch my connection flight.My wife who booked directly through South African Airways can have her flight adjusted for 168 USD.I however made the mistake of booking through CheeapoAir.com. F...

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Andrew Gelman delivers a lesson on statistical adjustment, so you can relax about middle-aged men killing themselves

November 11, 2015
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Andrew Gelman delivers a lesson on statistical adjustment, so you can relax about middle-aged men killing themselves

My co-columnist Andrew Gelman has been doing some fantastic work, digging behind that trendy news story that claims that middled-aged, non-Hispanic, white male Americans are dying at an abnormal rate. See, for example, this New York Times article that not only reports the statistical pattern but also in its headline, asserts that those additional deaths were due to suicide and substance abuse. It all bega n with the chart shown…

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A Fascinating Event Study

November 11, 2015
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I just read an absolutely fascinating event study, "The Power of the Street: Evidence from Egypt’s Arab Spring," by Daron Acemoglu, Tarek Hassan and Ahmed Tahoun (DHT). The paper is here. I'm looking forward to seeing the seminar later today.[Ab...

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