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A number of readers sent me Warren Sharp's piece about the ongoing New England Patriots' deflate-gate scandal (link to Slate's version of this) so I suppose I should say something about it. For those readers who are not into American football, the Superbowl is soon upon us. New England, one of the two finalists, has been accused of using footballs that are below the weight requirements on the rule...
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48-Across in today’s New York Times crossword: “group you can rely on when it counts?” Twelve letters. I’ve referred to their work as our nation’s once-every-decade exercise in large-scale enumerative combinatorics. (Although of course they do more than just the … Continue reading →...
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Permanent link - Posted 5 hours ago (via andrewgelman.com)
I have the same problem with Bayes factors, for example this: and this: (which I copied from Wikipedia, except that, unlike you-know-who, I didn’t change the n’s to d’s and remove the superscripting). Either way, I don’t buy the numbers, and I certainly don’t buy the words that go with them. I do admit, though, […] The post About a zillion people pointed me to y...
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Raphael Silberzahn Eric Luis Uhlmann Dan Martin Pasquale Anselmi Frederik Aust Eli Christopher Awtrey Štěpán Bahník Feng Bai Colin Bannard Evelina Bonnier Rickard Carlsson Felix Cheung Garret Christensen Russ Clay Maureen A. Craig Anna Dalla Rosa Lammertjan Dam Mathew H. Evans Ismael Flores Cervantes Nathan Fong Monica Gamez-Djokic Andreas Glenz Shauna Gordon-McKeon Tim Heaton Karin […] ...
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I recently bumped into this 2013 paper by Christian Robert and myself, “‘Not Only Defended But Also Applied': The Perceived Absurdity of Bayesian Inference,” which begins: Younger readers of this journal may not be fully aware of the passionate battles over Bayesian inference among statisticians in the last half of the twentieth century. During this […] The post “It i...
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Noon Thursday, January 29, 2015, in William James Hall 765 room 1: The Statistical Crisis in Science Andrew Gelman, Dept of Statistics and Dept of Political Science, Columbia University Top journals in psychology routinely publish ridiculous, scientifically implausible claims, justified based on “p < 0.05.” And this in turn calls into question all sorts of […] The post “The Statist...
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Thanks to Metis for sponsoring the feed this week. Metis, known for their data science bootcamps in New York City, is holding a Data Science Open House on February 3.…...
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John Edmark made some pretty things: These 3-D printed sculptures, called aniforms, are designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by…Tags: 3-D printing, Fibonacci...
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Celebrating the 100th year of the National Geographic cartographic department, they provide a truncated roundup of the thousands of maps they've made over the past century. I liked this tidbit…Tags: history, National Geographic...
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(All of the math for this problem is here)My Discrete Math Honors TA Ioana showed me a Romanian Math Problem book(She is Romanian) and told the following problem: (All ai in this post are assumed to be natural numbers)Show that for all n ≥ 6 there exists (a1,...,an) such that 1/a12 + ... + 1/an2 = 1. (sum of reciprocals squared)Normally my curiosity exceeds my ego and I would look up the answer....
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