Sunday data/statistics link roundup (2/17/2013)

  1. The Why Axis - discussion of important visualizations on the web. This is one I think a lot of people know about, but it is new to me. (via Thomas L. - p.s. I’m @leekgroup on Twitter, not @jtleek). 
  2. This paper says that people who “engage in outreach” (read: write blogs) tend to have higher academic output (hooray!) but that outreach itself doesn’t help their careers (boo!).
  3. It is a little too late for this year, but next year you could make a Valentine with R.
  4. [ 1. The Why Axis - discussion of important visualizations on the web. This is one I think a lot of people know about, but it is new to me. (via Thomas L. - p.s. I’m @leekgroup on Twitter, not @jtleek). 
  5. This paper says that people who “engage in outreach” (read: write blogs) tend to have higher academic output (hooray!) but that outreach itself doesn’t help their careers (boo!).
  6. It is a little too late for this year, but next year you could make a Valentine with R. 4.](http://emailcharter.org/) (via Rafa). This is pretty similar to my getting email responses from busy people. Not sure who scooped who. I’m still waiting for my to-do list app. Mailbox is close, but I still want actions to be multiple choice or yes/no or delegation rather than just snoozing emails for later.
  7. Top ten reasons not to share your code, and why you should anyway.