Monthly Archives: October 2012

Microsoft Seeks an Edge in Analyzing Big Data

Microsoft Seeks an Edge in Analyzing Big Data

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On weather forecasts, Nate Silver, and the politicization of statistical illiteracy

As you know, we have a thing for statistical literacy here at Simply Stats. So of course this column over at Politico got our attention (via Chris V. and others). The column is an attack on Nate Silver, who has … Continue reading

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Computing for Data Analysis (Simply Statistics Edition)

As the entire East Coast gets soaked by Hurricane Sandy, I can’t help but think that this is the perfect time to…take a course online! Well, as long as you have electricity, that is. I live in a heavily tree-lined … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (10/28/12)

An important article about anti-science sentiment in the U.S. (via David S.). The politicization of scientific issues such as global warming, evolution, and healthcare (think vaccination) makes the U.S. less competitive. I think the lack of statistical literacy and training … Continue reading

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I love those first discussions about a new research project

That has got to be the best reason to stay in academia. The meetings where it is just you and a bunch of really smart people thinking about tackling a new project, coming up with cool ideas, and dreaming about how … Continue reading

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Let's make the Joint Statistical Mettings modular

Have you ever met a statistician that enjoys the joint statistical meetings (JSM)? I haven’t. With the exception of the one night we catch up with old friends there are few positive things we can say about JSM.They are way … Continue reading

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A statistical project bleg (urgent-ish)

We all know that politicians can play it a little fast and loose with the truth. This is particularly true in debates, where politicians have to think on their feet and respond to questions from the audience or from each … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (10/21/12)

This is scientific variant on the #whatshouldwecallme meme isn’t exclusive to statistics, but it is hilarious.  This is a really interesting post that is a follow-up to the XKCD password security comic. The thing I find most interesting about this is … Continue reading

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Minnesota clarifies: Free online ed is OK

Minnesota clarifies: Free online ed is OK

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Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota

Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota

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