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Data Scientist vs. Statistician

There’s in interesting discussion over at reddit on the difference between a data scientist and a statistician. My crude summary of the discussion seems to be that by and large they are the same but the phrase “data scientist” is … Continue reading

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-hFORcBj44?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=375] The History of Nonlinear Principal Components Analysis, a lecture given by Jan de Leeuw. For those that have ~45 minutes to spare, it’s a very nice talk given in Jan’s characteristic style. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/) Tweet Vote on HN

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Coarse PM and measurement error paper

Howard Chang, a former PhD student of mine now at Emory, just published a paper on a measurement error model for estimating the health effects of coarse particulate matter (PM). This is a cool paper that deals with the problem … Continue reading

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Do we really need applied statistics journals?

All statisticians in academia are constantly confronted with the question of where to publish their papers. Sometimes it’s obvious: A theoretical paper might go to the Annals of Statistics or┬áJASA Theory & Methods or Biometrika. A more “methods-y” paper might … Continue reading

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