Posts Tagged ‘ Travel ’

Masterclass in Bayesian Statistics in Marseilles next Fall

April 8, 2018
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Masterclass in Bayesian Statistics in Marseilles next Fall

This post is to announce a second occurrence of the exciting “masterclass in Bayesian Statistics” that we organised in 2016, near Marseilles. It will take place on 22-26 October 2018 once more at CIRM (Centre International de Recherches Mathématiques, Luminy, Marseilles, France). The targeted audience includes all scientists interested in learning how Bayesian inference may […]

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Several problems with stacked bar charts, as demonstrated by a Delta chart designer

March 27, 2018
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Several problems with stacked bar charts, as demonstrated by a Delta chart designer

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the limitations of a stacked column chart, and makes a Bumps chart using aircraft data from Delta.

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StanCon in Helsinki [29-31 Aug 2018]

March 7, 2018
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StanCon in Helsinki [29-31 Aug 2018]

As emailed to me by Aki Vehtari, the next StanCon will take place this summer in the wonderful city of Helsinki, at the end of August. On Aalto University Töölö Campus precisely. The list of speakers and tutorial teachers is available on the webpage. (The only “negative point” is that the conference does not include […]

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Public-private interests collide in an elevator moment

February 5, 2018
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Public-private interests collide in an elevator moment

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbers Rule Your World, considers smart elevators, and some fallacies of optimization.

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Light entertainment: the difference in power between nations is not statistically significant

February 1, 2018
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Light entertainment: the difference in power between nations is not statistically significant

Kaiser Fung (Junkcharts) looks at a bar chart.

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València summer school

January 31, 2018
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València summer school

In another continuation of the summer of Bayesian conferences in Europe, the Universidat de Valencià is organising a summer school on Bayesian statistics, from 16 July till 20 July, 2018. Which thus comes right after our summer school on computational statistics at Warwick. With a basic course on Bayesian learning (2 days). And a more […]

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A gem among the snowpack of Olympics data journalism

January 29, 2018
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A gem among the snowpack of Olympics data journalism

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, finds five reasons to love the Washington Post's data journalism piece about the "Happy 700" rule for selecting a host city for the Winter Olympics

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Automakers and data sleaze

January 25, 2018
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Automakers and data sleaze

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses automakers embrace of data sleaze, and how such data collection will harm customers.

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Two nice examples of interactivity

January 23, 2018
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Two nice examples of interactivity

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, finds two examples of interactive graphics that enhance the reader's experience.

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The new airline re-booking policy

January 22, 2018
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The new airline re-booking policy

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the consequences of using algorithms to make decisions by looking at the shift by airlines in rebooking stranded passengers to alternative flights.

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