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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (1/29)

A really nice D3 tutorial. I’m 100% on board with D3, if they could figure out a way to export the graphics as pdfs, I think this would be the best visualization tool out there.  A personalized calculator that tells … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Engineering Review Question Oops

The Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is the first licensing exam for engineers. You have to pass it on your way to becoming a professional engineer (PE). I was recently shown a problem from a review manual:  When it is operating … Continue reading

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Dear editors/associate editors/referees, Please reject my papers quickly

The review times for most journals in our field are ridiculous. Check out Figure 1 here. A careful review takes time, but not six months. Let’s be honest, those papers are sitting on desks for the great majority of those six … Continue reading

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Getting email responses from busy people

I’ve had the good fortune of working with some really smart and successful people during my career. As a young person, one problem with working with really successful people is that they get a ton of email. Some only see the … Continue reading

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Dongle communism

If you have a mac and give talks or teach, chances are you have embarrassed yourself by forgetting your dongle. Our lab meetings and classes were constantly delayed due to missing dongles. Communism solved this problem. We bought 10 dongles, sprinkled them … Continue reading

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StatistiX

I think our field would attract more students if we changed the name to something ending with X or K. I’ve joked about this for years, but someone has actually done it (kind of): http://www.bitlifesciences.com/AnalytiX2012/ Tweet Vote on HN

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