Sunday data/statistics link roundup (4/29)29 Apr 2012
- Nature genetics has an editorial on the Mayo and Myriad cases. I agree with this bit: “In our opinion, it is not new judgments or legislation that are needed but more innovation. In the era of whole-genome sequencing of highly variable genomes, it is increasingly hard to justify exclusive ownership of particularly useful parts of the genome, and method claims must be more carefully described.” Via Andrew J.
- One of Tech Review’s 10 emerging technologies from a February 2003 article? Data mining. I think doing interesting things with data has probably always been a hot topic, it just gets press in cycles. Via Aleks J.
- An infographic in the New York Times compares the profits and taxes of Apple over time, here is an explanation of how they do it. (Via Tim O.)
- Saw this tweet via Joe B. I’m not sure if the frequentists or the Bayesians are winning, but it seems to me that the battle no longer matters to my generation of statisticians - there are too many data sets to analyze, better to just use what works!
- Statistical and computational algorithms that write news stories. Simply Statistics remains 100% human written (for now).
- The 5 most critical statistical concepts.