Monthly Archives: September 2011

25 minute seminars

Most Statistics and Biostatistics departments have weekly seminars. We usually invite outside speakers to share their knowledge via a 50 minute powerpoint (or beamer) presentation. This gives us the opportunity to meet colleagues from other Universities and pick their brains … Continue reading

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By poring over statistics ignored by conventional scouts, - 05.12.03 - SI Vault

By poring over statistics ignored by conventional scouts, - 05.12.03 - SI Vault Tweet Vote on HN

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How do you spend your day?

I’ve seen visualizations of how people spend their time a couple of places. Here is a good one over at Flowing Data.  Tweet Vote on HN

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Getting email responses from busy people

I’ve had the good fortune of working with some really smart and successful people during my career. As a young person, one problem with working with really successful people is that they get a ton of email. Some only see the … Continue reading

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Dongle communism

If you have a mac and give talks or teach, chances are you have embarrassed yourself by forgetting your dongle. Our lab meetings and classes were constantly delayed due to missing dongles. Communism solved this problem. We bought 10 dongles, sprinkled them … Continue reading

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Most popular infographics

Thanks to Karl Broman via Andrew Gelman. Tweet Vote on HN

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The Killer App for Peer Review

A little while ago, over at Genomes Unzipped, Joe Pickrell asked, “Why publish science in peer reviewed journals?” He points out the flaws with the current peer review system and suggests how we can do better. What he suggests is … Continue reading

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StatistiX

I think our field would attract more students if we changed the name to something ending with X or K. I’ve joked about this for years, but someone has actually done it (kind of): http://www.bitlifesciences.com/AnalytiX2012/ Tweet Vote on HN

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Small ball is a bad strategy

Bill James pointed this out a long time ago. If you don’t know Bill James, you should look him up. I consider him to be one of the most influential statisticians of all times. This post relates to one of … Continue reading

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MacArthur Fellow Shwetak Patel

The new MacArthur Fellows list is out and, as usual, they are an interesting bunch. One person that I thought was worth pointing out is Shwetak Patel. I had the privilege of meeting Shwetak at a National Research Council meeting … Continue reading

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