Monthly Archives: August 2012

Judge Rules Poker Is A Game Of Skill, Not Luck

Judge Rules Poker Is A Game Of Skill, Not Luck Tweet Vote on HN

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Simply Statistics Podcast #1

Simply Statistics Podcast #1. To mark the occasion of our 1-year anniversary of starting the blog, Jeff, Rafa, and I have recorded our first podcast. You can tell that it’s our very first podcast because we don’t appear to have … Continue reading

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Science Exchange starts Reproducibility Initiative

I’ve fallen behind and so haven’t had a chance to mention this, but Science Exchange has started its Reproducibility Initiative. The idea is that authors can submit their study to be reproduced and Science Exchange will match the study with … Continue reading

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Data Startups from Y Combinator Demo Day

Y Combinator, the tech startup incubator, had its 15th demo day. Here are some of the data/statistics-related highlights (thanks to TechCrunch for doing the hard work): EVERYDAY.ME — A PRIVATE, ONLINE RECORD OF YOUR LIFE.  This company seems to me … Continue reading

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Harvard chooses statistician to lead Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Harvard chooses statistician to lead Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Tweet Vote on HN

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NSF recognizes math and statistics are not the same thing...kind of

There’s controversy brewing over at the National Science Foundation over names. Back in October 2011, Sastry Pantula, the Director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at NSF (formerly the Chair of NC State Statistics Department and President of the ASA), … Continue reading

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Recommended updates from Google Scholar

Recommended updates from Google Scholar Tweet Vote on HN

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Interview with C. Titus Brown - Computational biologist and open access champion

C. Titus Brown  C. Titus Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He develops computational software for next generation sequencing and the author of the blog, “Living in an Ivory … Continue reading

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Statistics/statisticians need better marketing

Statisticians have not always been great self-promoters. I think in part this comes from our tendency to be arbiters rather than being involved in the scientific process. In some ways, I think this is a good thing. Self-promotion can quickly become … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins University Professor Louis Named to Lead Census Bureau Research Directorate

Johns Hopkins University Professor Louis Named to Lead Census Bureau Research Directorate Tweet Vote on HN

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