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(via MichaelMaggs/Wikimedia)Math fans usually like chess, so I'll refer readers to FiveThirtyEight's first mini-documentary film (17 mins.), on the historic 1997 match between then-World-Champion Garry Kasparov and IBM's "Deep Blue" (actually it's the RE-match that Kasparov LOST). Some interesting history... and following its victory and acclaim, Deep Blue "retired":http://fivethirtyeight.com/feat...
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The Committee for the Advancement of Theoretical Computer Science put together an open letter to several research leaders at Microsoft. We feel that there should have been a better way to close down this lab, one that would have allowed them to have continuous employment until academic jobs are available again in September 2015. Given that this lab was continuing to produce exceptional — indeed ...
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This essay is a bit late. I wrote it about three months ago, so it rehashes tons of things from the past months of posts as if they never occurred. Still, I think the example is nice. We’ve been thinking … Continue reading →...
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The Law Of Sines is something I memorized in a class once, but didn’t internalize: Ok, that’s a neat connection, and maybe we can prove it by drawing some right triangles (of course) and re-arranging terms. But what does it mean?... Read article...
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Permanent link - Posted 22 hours ago (via flowingdata.com)
So here's a sport I don't see or hear much about. F1 racing, which requires a different sort of strength …Tags: racing, sports, time series...
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Wired wrote a short profile for Cynthia Brewer, best known for Color Brewer, a tool that provides visually apt color …Tags: color, Cynthia Brewer, Wired...
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Joe Simmons writes: I asked MTurk NFL fans to consider an NFL game in which the favorite was expected to beat the underdog by 7 points in a full-length game. I elicited their beliefs about sample size in a few different ways (materials .pdf; data .xls). Some were asked to give the probability that the better […] The post Try a spaghetti plot appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal In...
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Wasn't planning to do a post on Martin Gardner's Centennial today (...I did my little reflection post on him this past Sunday), since I've covered him plenty in the past, and knew many others would be paying tribute this week. But so many good posts have gone up, I don't want to ignore them, and thus offer a small sampling below. It's impossible to overdose on Martin Gardner, incredible thinker/wr...
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From Mind Your Decisions, a puzzle about gambling: Your friend wants to make an even-payoff bet on the outcome of the entire World Series. That is, he wants to make a $100 bet so that if his team is the champion he will win $100, and if his team loses he will lose all of […]...
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Almost all prediction intervals from time series models are too narrow. This is a well-known phenomenon and arises because they do not account for all sources of uncertainty. In my 2002 IJF paper, we measured the size of the problem by computing the actual coverage percentage of the prediction intervals on hold-out samples. We found […]...
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