Monthly Archives: April 2012

Interview with Drew Conway - Author of "Machine Learning for Hackers"

Drew Conway Drew Conway is a Ph.D. student in Politics at New York University and the co-ordinator of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup. He is the creator of the famous (or infamous) data science Venn diagram, the basis … Continue reading

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The Problem with Universities

I have had the following conversation a number of times recently: I want to do X. X is a lot of fun and is really interesting. Doing X involves a little of A and a little of B. We should … Continue reading

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Statistics is not math...

Statistics depends on math, like a lot of other disciplines (physics, engineering, chemistry, computer science). But just like those other disciplines, statistics is not math; math is just a tool used to solve statistical problems. Unlike those other disciplines, statistics … Continue reading

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Evolution, Evolved

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What is a major revision?

I posted a little while ago on a proposal for a fast statistics journal. It generated a bunch of comments and even a really nice follow up post with some great ideas. Since then I’ve gotten reviews back on a … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (4/8)

This is a great article about the illusion of progress in machine learning. In part, I think it explains why the Leekasso (just using the top 10) isn’t a totally silly idea. I also love how he talks about sources of … Continue reading

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Study Says DNA’s Power to Predict Illness Is Limited

Study Says DNA’s Power to Predict Illness Is Limited Tweet Vote on HN

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Epigenetics: Marked for success

Epigenetics: Marked for success Tweet Vote on HN

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ENAR Meeting

This is the ENAR meeting so posting will be intermittent. If you’re at the meeting I’ll be talking at 1:45 today in the Columbia B room in a session on climate change and health. I hear Rafa is roaming the … Continue reading

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