Monthly Archives: December 2011

Plotting BeijingAir Data

Here’s a bit of R code for scraping the BejingAir Twitter feed and plotting the hourly PM2.5 values for the past 24 hours. The script defaults to the past 24 hours but you can modify that by simply changing the … Continue reading

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Clean Air A 'Luxury' In Beijing's Pollution Zone

Clean Air A 'Luxury' In Beijing's Pollution Zone Tweet Vote on HN

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Outrage Grows Over Air Pollution and China’s Response

Outrage Grows Over Air Pollution and China’s Response Tweet Vote on HN

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Beijing Air (cont'd)

Following up a bit on my previous post on air pollution in Beijing, China, my brother forwarded me a link to some work conducted by Steven Q. Andrews on comparing particulate matter (PM) air pollution in China versus Europe and … Continue reading

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Who can resist Biostatistics Ryan Gosling?

Who can resist Biostatistics Ryan Gosling? Tweet Vote on HN

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Preventing Errors through Reproducibility

Checklist mania has hit clinical medicine thanks to people like Peter Pronovost and many others. The basic idea is that simple and short checklists along with changes to clinical culture can prevent major errors from occurring in medical practice. One … Continue reading

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Online Learning, Personalized

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Citizen science makes statistical literacy critical

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Amy Marcus has a piece on the Citizen Science movement, focusing on citizen science in health in particular. I am fully in support of this enthusiasm and a big fan of citizen science - if done properly. … Continue reading

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The worlds has changed from analogue to digital and it's time mathematical education makes the change too.

The worlds has changed from analogue to digital and it's time mathematical education makes the change too. Tweet Vote on HN

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Reverse scooping

I would like to define a new term: reverse scooping is when someone publishes your idea after you, and doesn’t cite you. It has happened to me a few times. What does one do? I usually send a polite message … Continue reading

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