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This is a fun ditty by Vasco Asturiano. I’m a little too far…Tags: music...
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Celebrating Donald Knuth's 80th birthday, or 80 years + 7 days birthday seems odd. Should we use powers of 2? Hmm- too few, just 32 and 64 really. And having a 32-year celebration for someone is unusual. How about numbers that end in 0 in base 8. 64 would be 100, 72 would  110, 80 would be 120 so AH- we would be celebrating! So lets Celebrate! LANCE: One of us should blog about Don Knuth...
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Ryan Giordano wrote: Last year at StanCon we talked about how you can differentiate under the integral to automatically calculate quantitative hyperparameter robustness for Bayesian posteriors. Since then, I’ve packaged the idea up into an R library that plays nice with Stan. You can install it from this github repo. I’m sure you’ll be pretty […] The post Static sensitivity...
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Under the heading, “I’m suspicious,” Kevin Lewis points us to this article with abstract: We exploit the timing of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the geographical variation in mortality risks individuals faced across states to analyse reproduction decisions during the crisis. The results of a difference-in-differences approach show evidence that fertility decreased in states that [...
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Back to more important topics, amirite?Tags: Back to the Future, movie...
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Columbia's MS in Applied Analytics, continues the 2018 outlook series with a look at cybersecurity, discussing why this is a bottomless problem....
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From The Malaria Atlas Project, a global map of estimated accessibility to cities:…Tags: accessibility, mobility...
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It’s a funny thing: academics are all easily reachable by email, but non-academics can be harder to track down. Someone pointed me today to a newspaper article by political analyst Thomas Frank that briefly mentioned my work. I had a question for Frank, but the only correspondence I had with him was from ten years […] The post Dear Thomas Frank appeared first on Statistical Modeling, C...
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Alex Gamma writes: I’m interested in publishing in journal X. So I inquire about X’s preprint policy. X’s editor informs me that [Journal X] does not prohibit placing submitted manuscripts on preprint servers. Some reviewers may notice the server version of the article, however, and they may find the lack of anonymity so annoying that […] The post Hey, here’s a new re...
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Mark Palko points to this news article by Beth Skwarecki on Goop, “the Gwyneth Paltrow pseudoscience empire.” Here’s Skwarecki: When Goop publishes something weird or, worse, harmful, I often find myself wondering what are they thinking? Recently, on Jimmy Kimmel, Gwyneth laughed at some of the newsletter’s weirder recommendations and said “I don’t know what […] The p...
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