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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (1/20/2013)

This might be short. I have a couple of classes starting on Monday. The first is our Johns Hopkins Advanced Methods class. This is one of my favorite classes to teach, our Ph.D. students are pretty awesome and they always … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (1/6/2013)

Not really statistics, but this is an interesting article about how rational optimization by individual actors does not always lead to an optimal solutiohn. Related, ere is the coolest street sign I think I've ever seen, with a heatmap of … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (12/30/12)

An interesting new app called 100plus, which looks like it uses public data to help determine how little decisions (walking more, one more glass of wine, etc.) lead to more or less health. Here's a post describing it on the … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (11/4/12)

Brian Caffo headlines the WaPo article about massive online open courses. He is the driving force behind our department’s involvement in offering these massive courses. I think this sums it up: `“I can’t use another word than unbelievable,” Caffo said. … Continue reading

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A statistician loves the #insurancepoll...now how do we analyze it?

Amanda Palmer broke Twitter yesterday with her insurance poll. She started off just talking about how hard it is for musicians who rarely have health insurance, but then wandered into polling territory. She sent out a request for people to … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (9/2/2012)

Just got back from IBC 2012 in Kobe Japan. I was in an awesome session (organized by the inimitable Lieven Clement) with great talks by Matt McCall, Djork-Arne Clevert, Adetayo Kasim, and Willem Talloen. Willem’s talk nicely tied in our … Continue reading

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A deterministic statistical machine

As Roger pointed out the most recent batch of Y Combinator startups included a bunch of data-focused companies. One of these companies, StatWing, is a web-based tool for data analysis that looks like an improvement on SPSS with more plain … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (8/26/12)

First off, a quick apology for missing last week, and thanks to Augusto for noticing! On to the links: Unbelievably the BRCA gene patents were upheld by the lower court despite the Supreme Court coming down pretty unequivocally against patenting … Continue reading

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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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