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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (6/10)

 Yelp put a data set online for people to play with, including reviews, star ratings, etc. This could be a really neat data set for a student project. The data they have made available focuses on the area around 30 … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (5/27)

Amanda Cox on the process they went through to come up with this graphic about the Facebook IPO. So cool to see how R is used in the development process. A favorite quote of mine, “But rather than bringing clarity, it … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (5/20)

It’s grant season around here so I’ll be brief: I love this article in the WSJ about the crisis at JP Morgan. The key point it highlights is that looking only at the high-level analysis and summaries can be misleading, … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (5/13)

Patenting statistical sampling? I’m pretty sure the Supreme Court who threw out the Mayo Patent wouldn’t have much trouble tossing this patent either. The properties of sampling are a “law of nature” right? via Leonid K. This video has me … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (4/29)

Nature genetics has an editorial on the Mayo and Myriad cases. I agree with this bit: “In our opinion, it is not new judgments or legislation that are needed but more innovation. In the era of whole-genome sequencing of highly … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (4/22)

Now we know who is to blame for the pie chart. I had no idea it had been around, straining our ability to compare relative areas, since 1801. However, the same guy (William Playfair) apparently also invented the bar chart. … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (4/8)

This is a great article about the illusion of progress in machine learning. In part, I think it explains why the Leekasso (just using the top 10) isn’t a totally silly idea. I also love how he talks about sources of … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/25)

The psychologist whose experiment didn’t replicate then went off on the scientists who did the replication experiment is at it again. I don’t see a clear argument about the facts of the matter in his post, just more name calling. … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/18)

A really interesting proposal by Rafa (in Spanish - we’ll get on him to write a translation) for the University of Puerto Rico. The post concerns changing the focus from simply teaching to creating knowledge and the potential benefits to … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (3/11)

This is the big one. ESPN has opened up access to their API! It looks like there may only be access to some of the data for the general public though, does anyone know more?  Looks like ESPN isn’t the … Continue reading

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