Monthly Archives: November 2011

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-hFORcBj44?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=375] The History of Nonlinear Principal Components Analysis, a lecture given by Jan de Leeuw. For those that have ~45 minutes to spare, it’s a very nice talk given in Jan’s characteristic style. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/) Tweet Vote on HN

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Amazon EC2 is #42 on Top 500 supercomputer list

Amazon EC2 is #42 on Top 500 supercomputer list Tweet Vote on HN

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Preparing for tenure track job interviews

If you are in the job market you will soon be receiving (or already received) an invitation for an interview. So how should you prepare?  You have two goals. The first is to make a good impression. Here are some … Continue reading

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OK Cupid data on Infochimps - anybody got $1k for data?

OK Cupid is an online dating site that has grown its visibility in part through a pretty awesome blog called OK Trends, where they have analyzed their online dating data to, for example, show you what kind of profile picture … Continue reading

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First 100 Posts

In honor of us passing the 100 post milestone, I’ve collected a few of our more interesting posts from the past 3 months for those who have not been avid followers from Day 1. Enjoy! First Post: Data Science = … Continue reading

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The Cost of a U.S. College Education

As a follow up to my previous post on expected salaries by majors I want to share the following graph: So why is the cost of higher education going up at a faster rate than most everything else? Economists please … Continue reading

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New O'Reilly book on parallel R computation

New O'Reilly book on parallel R computation Tweet Vote on HN

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Cooperation between Referees and Authors Increases Peer Review Accuracy

Jeff Leek and colleagues just published an article in PLoS ONE on the differences between anonymous (closed) and non-anonymous (open) peer review of research articles. They developed a “peer review game” as a model system to track authors’ and reviewers’ … Continue reading

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Expected Salary by Major

In this recent editorial about the Occupy Wall Street movement, Richard Kim profiles a protestor that despite having a master’s degree can’t find a job. This particular protestor quit his job as a school teacher three years ago and took out a $35K student … Continue reading

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Statisticians on Twitter...help me find more!

In honor of our blog finally dragging itself into the 21st century and jumping onto Twitter/Facebook, I have been compiling a list of statistical people on Twitter. I couldn’t figure out an easy way to find statisticians in one go … Continue reading

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