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Permanent link - Posted 4 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Our longtime collaborator Matt Salganik sent me a copy of his new textbook, “Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age.” I really like the division into Observing Behavior, Asking Questions, Running Experiments, and Mass Collaboration (I’d remove the word “Creating” from the title of that section). It seemed awkward for Ethics to be […] The post “Bit ...
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Daniel Lee writes: We’ve just launched our new website. Generable is where precision medicine meets statistical machine learning. We are building a state-of-the-art platform to make individual, patient-level predictions for safety and efficacy of treatments. We’re able to do this by building Bayesian models with Stan. We currently have pilots with AstraZeneca, Sanofi, and University [&...
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In a generally reasonable and thoughtful post, “Yes, Your Field Does Need to Worry About Replicability,” Rich Lucas writes: One of the most exciting things to happen during the years-long debate about the replicability of psychological research is the shift in focus from providing evidence that there is a problem to developing concrete plans for […] The post Fixing the reproducib...
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Permanent link - Posted 5 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
Every two years in Atlanta, recreational mathematicians gather to honor Martin Gardner, whose Scientific American column Mathematical Games through the 60's and the 70's. Those columns inspired budding mathematicians of a certain age including Bill and I. Bill came down to this years Gathering for Gardner 13. Talks are only six minutes long. Bill talked on the Muffin Problem right after an 8-...
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Hans Rosling was able to build excitement around data like no other. Truth…Tags: book, facts, Hans Rosling, world...
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The colors you choose to visualize data can completely shift what you convey…Tags: color, perception...
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In an article to appear in the journal Child Development, “Distinguishing polemic from commentary in science,” physicist David Grimes and psychologist Dorothy Bishop write: Exposure to nonionizing radiation used in wireless communication remains a contentious topic in the public mind—while the overwhelming scientific evidence to date suggests that microwave and radio frequencies ...
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Jim Windle points to this post discussing a paper by Jesse Chandler, Tiffany M. Griffin, and Nicholas Sorensen, “In the ‘I’ of the Storm: Shared Initials Increase Disaster Donations.” I took a quick look and didn’t notice anything clearly wrong with the paper, but there did seem to be some opportunities for forking paths, in […] The post It’s all about Hurricane A...
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Permanent link - Posted 7 days ago (via mathlesstraveled.com)
In my previous post I reported on a recent proof that every positive integer can be written as the sum of three palindromes. The first thing to report in this follow-up post is that Lewis Baxter sent me the Python … Continue reading →...
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Columbia's Applied Analytics, discusses the latest revelation about Facebook's data collection practices....
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