Monthly Archives: February 2012

The case for open computer programs

The case for open computer programs

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Statistics project ideas for students

Here are a few ideas that might make for interesting student projects at all levels (from high-school to graduate school). I’d welcome ideas/suggestions/additions to the list as well. All of these ideas depend on free or scraped data, which means … Continue reading

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Gulf on Open Access to Federally Financed Research

Gulf on Open Access to Federally Financed Research

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Duke Taking New Steps to Safeguard Research Integrity

Duke Taking New Steps to Safeguard Research Integrity

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The Duke Saga Starter Set

A few of our recent posts relate to the Duke trial saga. For those that want to learn more, Baggerly and Coombes have put together a “starter set”. It includes 1. a video of one of their talks 2. the 60 Minutes episode and clip … Continue reading

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Graham & Dodd's Security Analysis: Moneyball for...Money

The last time I posted something about finance I got schooled by people who actually know stuff. So let me just say that I don’t claim to be an expert in this area, but I do have an interest in … Continue reading

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'WaterBillWoman' pestered city for years over faulty bills

'WaterBillWoman' pestered city for years over faulty bills

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Prediction: the Lasso vs. just using the top 10 predictors

One incredibly popular tool for the analysis of high-dimensional data is the lasso. The lasso is commonly used in cases when you have many more predictors than independent samples (the n « p) problem. It is also often used in the … Continue reading

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Monitoring Your Health With Mobile Devices

Monitoring Your Health With Mobile Devices

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Professional statisticians agree: the knicks should start Steve Novak over Carmelo Anthony

A week ago, Nate Silver tweeted this: Since Lin became starting PG, Knicks have outscored opponents by 63 with Novak on the floor. Been outscored by 8 when he isn’t. In a previous post we showed the plot below. Note … Continue reading

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