Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/4)04 Mar 2012
- A cool article on Github by the folks at Wired. I’m starting to think the fact that I’m not on Github is a serious dent in my nerd cred.
- Datawrapper - a less intensive, but less flexible open source data visualization creator. I have seen a few of these types of services starting to pop up. I think that some statistics training should be mandatory before people use them.
- An interesting blog post with the provocative title, “Why bother publishing in a journal” The story he describes works best if you have a lot of people who are interested in reading what you put on the internet.
- A post on stackexchange comparing the machine learning and statistics cultures.
- Stackoverflow is a great place to look for R answers. It is the R mailing list, minus the flames…
- Roger’s posts on Beijing air pollution are worth another read if you missed them. Particularly this one, where he computes the cigarette equivalent of the air pollution levels.