Sunday data/statistics link roundup (12/14/14)14 Dec 2014
- 1. suggests that economists are impartial when it comes to their liberal/conservative views. That being said, I’m not sure the regression line says what they think it does, particularly if you pay attention to the variance around the line (via Rafa).
- I am digging the simplicity of charted.co from the folks at Medium. But I worry about spurious correlations everywhere. I guess I should just let that ship sail.
- FiveThirtyEight does a run down of the beer mile. If they set up a data crunchers beer mile, we are in.
- I love it when Thomas Lumley interviews himself about silly research studies and particularly their associated press releases. I can actually hear his voice in my head when I read them. This time the lipstick/IQ silliness gets Lumleyed.
- Jordan was better than Kobe. Surprise. Plus Rafa always takes the Kobe bait.
- Matlab/Python/R translation cheat sheet (via Stephanie H.).
- If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, statistical thinking is now as important as reading and writing. The latest example is parents not understanding the difference between sensitivity and the predictive value of a positive may be leading to unnecessary abortions (via Dan M./Rafa).