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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (1/27/2013)

Wisconsin is decoupling the education and degree granting components of education. This means if you take a MOOC like mine, Brian's or Roger's and there is an equivalent class to pass at Wisconsin, you can take the exam and get … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (11/25/2012)

My wife used to teach at Grinnell College, so we were psyched to see that a Grinnell player set the NCAA record for most points in a game. We used to go to the games, which were amazing to watch, … 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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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (6/24)

We’ve got a new domain! You can still follow us on tumblr or here: http://simplystatistics.org/.  A cool article on MIT’s annual sports statistics conference (via @storeylab). I love how the guy they chose to highlight created what I would consider a … Continue reading

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I don't think it means what ESPN thinks it means

Given ESPN’s recent headline difficulties it seems like they might want a headline editor or something…

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Archetypal Athletes

Here is a cool paper on the ArXiv about archetypal athletes. The basic idea is to look at a large number of variables for each player and identify multivariate outliers or extremes. These outliers are the archetypes talked about in … Continue reading

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