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Despite the frequent use of choropleth maps online, they're still kind of tricky to produce for beginners. Landline, an open …Tags: choropleth, javascript, ProPublica...
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Alinea is a restaurant by Grant Achatz known for deconstructing flavors and piecing them together again for bites of deliciousness. …Tags: Alinea, food...
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The Monty Hall Problem is one of the famous puzzles that is not very easy to understand.  When Marilyn vos Savant (listed as Highest IQ by Guiness) posted this question in “Ask Marilyn” of Parade magazine, 10,000 readers including 1000 PhD holders wrote to the magazine asserting that Marilyn was wrong despite explanations and mathematical calculations […]Math and Multimedia - S...
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Kelvin Leshabari writes: I am a young medical doctor in Africa who wondered if it is possible to have a retrospective designed randomised clinical trial and yet be sound valid in statistical sense. This is because to the best of my knowledge, the assumptions underlying RCT methodology include that data is obtained in a prospective […] The post Retrospective clinical trials? appeared first on...
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This week my research group discussed Adrian Raftery’s recent paper on “Use and Communication of Probabilistic Forecasts” which provides a fascinating but brief survey of some of his work on modelling and communicating uncertain futures. Coincidentally, today I was also sent a copy of David Spiegelhalter’s paper on “Visualizing Uncertainty About the Future”. Both are […]...
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I (Bob) spent last weekend at Biosphere 2, collaborating with soil carbon biogeochemists on a “super model.” Model combination and expansion The biogeochemists (three sciences in one!) have developed hundreds of competing models and the goal of the workshop was to kick off some projects on putting some of them together intos wholes that are […] The post Soil Scientists Seeking Su...
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The control of certain childhood diseases is difficult, despite high vaccination coverage in many countries. One of the possible reasons for this is "imperfect vaccines," that is, vaccines that fail either due to "leakiness," lack of effectiveness on certain individuals in a population, or shorter duration of potency....
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The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing opens in the US on November 28. If you read this blog you should see that movie. If one challenged British scientist biograph is not enough for you, The Theory of Everything with Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking opened earlier this month. Also this month has the physics-laden Interstellar and the nerd-hero robot adventure&n...
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Geographic data is often available as a shapefile, and there's plenty of heavy software to get that data in a map. R is an open source option, and as a bonus, much of the work can be done in a few lines of code.Tags: R, shapefile...
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Personal data from Facebook, Twitter, and email are already used, so sure why not. Fitbit-generated movement data is now used …Tags: Fitbit, law...
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