Monthly Archives: November 2011

Selling the Power of Statistics

A few weeks ago we learned that Warren Buffett is a big IBM fan (a $10 billion fan, that is). Having heard that I went over to the IBM web site to see what they’re doing these days. For starters, they’re … Continue reading

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Contributions to the R source

One of the nice things about tracking the R subversion repository using git instead of subversion is you can do git shortlog -s -n which gives you 19855 ripley 6302 maechler 5299 hornik 2263 pd 1153 murdoch 813 iacus 716 … Continue reading

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Reproducible Research and Turkey

Over the Thanksgiving recent break I naturally started thinking about reproducible research in between salting the turkey and making the turkey stock. Clearly, these things are all related.  I sometimes get the sense that many people see reproducibility as essentially … Continue reading

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Apple this is ridiculous - you gotta upgrade to upgrade!?

So along with a few folks here around Hopkins we have been kicking around the idea of developing an app for the iPhone/Android. I’ll leave the details out for now (other than to say stay tuned!).  But to start developing … Continue reading

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An R function to analyze your Google Scholar Citations page

Google scholar has now made Google Scholar Citations profiles available to anyone. You can read about these profiles and set one up for yourself here. I asked John Muschelli and Andrew Jaffe to write me a function that would download my … Continue reading

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Data Scientist vs. Statistician

There’s in interesting discussion over at reddit on the difference between a data scientist and a statistician. My crude summary of the discussion seems to be that by and large they are the same but the phrase “data scientist” is … Continue reading

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Ozone rules

A recent article in the New York Times describes the backstory behind the decision to not revise the ozone national ambient air quality standard. This article highlights the reality of balancing the need to set air pollution regulation to protect … Continue reading

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Show 'em the data!

In a previous post I argued that students entering college should be shown job prospect by major data. This week I found out the American Bar Association might make it a requirement for law school accreditation. Hat tip to Willmai Rivera.

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Interview with Héctor Corrada Bravo

Héctor Corrada Bravo Héctor Corrada Bravo is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He moved to College Park after finishing his Ph.D. … Continue reading

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Google Scholar Pages

If you want to get to know more about what we’re working on, you can check out our Google Scholar pages: Jeff Leek Rafael Irizarry Roger Peng I’ve only been using it for a day but I’m pretty impressed by … Continue reading

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