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Statistician Kristian Lum described her experiences with harassment as a graduate student. She held back on talking about it for many of the same reasons others have, but then there…Tags: harassment...
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Years ago, while working on an explanation of the Fourier Transform, I found this diagram: (source) Argh! Why aren't more math concepts introduced this way? Most ideas aren't inherently confusing, but their technical description can be (e.g., reading sheet music vs. hearing the song.) My learning strategy is to find what actually helps when learning […]...
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As everyone has already checked out for the rest of the year, I'm going to mess around with R to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas and nobody can stop me.Tags: Christmas, R...
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Democrat Doug Jones won in the senate race against Republican Roy More last night. The Washington Post provides how different demographic groups voted, based on a poll “conducted by Edison…Tags: demographics, election, Washington Post...
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Enrico Bertini, a professor at New York University, delves into the less flashy but equally important branch of visualization: analysis. Much of what Enrico describes applies to the other branches…Tags: analysis, Enrico Bertini, research...
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Michael Wines, reporting for The New York Times: “The politicization of the census would erode what is already fragile trust and confidence in the integrity of the count,” said Vanita…Tags: accuracy, census, New York Times...
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Recently I was reminiscing with an old colleague about  how our publications from almost 30 years ago that tried to encourage better conduct and reporting of clinical research seemed to have had so little impact. This one for instance. Recently, they suggested there is some reason to hope for better, pointing to a website reporting […] The post Is it possible to paint an overly bleak pictur...
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Luiz Caseiro writes: 1. P-values and Confidence Intervals are used to draw inferences about a population from a sample. Is that right? 2. As far as I researched, standard statistical softwares usually compute confidence intervals (CI) and p-values assuming that we have a simple random sample. Is that right? 3. If we have another kind […] The post Yes, you can do statistical inference from no...
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It’s time for our second proof of Fermat’s Little Theorem, this time using a proof by necklaces. As you know, proof by necklaces is a very standard technique for… wait, what do you mean, you’ve never heard of proof by … Continue reading →...
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I have posted about things I see in TV or Movies that are math or CS related: Do TV shows overestimate how much a genius can help solve crimes or make really good crystal meth which seems to be blue. YES, see here Do TV shows get math wrong. YES, see here and about 90% of the episodes of Numb3rs Closer to home- do TV shows say stupid things about P vs NP. Elementary (one of the two ...
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