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Earlier this year, The New York Times investigated fake followers on Twitter showing…Tags: fake, New York Times, Twitter...
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Using OpenStreetMap data, Geoff Boeing charted the orientation distributions of major cities: Each…Tags: directions, streets...
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How hard is it to prove certain theorems? Maruti Ram Murty is a famous number theorist at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He is a prolific author of books. His webpage has thumbnails of over a dozen. He has an Erdős number of 1 from two papers—very impressive. Today Ken and I want to talk […]...
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Shravan Vasishth sends this along: Yup. Not always, though. Even though the above behavior is rewarded. The post The course of science appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science. ...
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In response to our recent post on retractions, Josh Krieger sends along two papers he worked on with Pierre Azoulay, Jeff Furman, Fiona Murray, and Alessandro Bonatti. Krieger writes, “Both papers are about the spillover effects of retractions on other work. Turns out retractions are great for identification!” Paper #1: “The career effects of scandal: […] The post What happ...
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Donny Williams sends along this paper, with Philippe Rast and Paul-Christian Bürkner, and writes: This paper is similar to the Chung et al. avoiding boundary estimates papers (here and here), but we use fully Bayesian methods, and specifically the half-Cauchy prior. We show it has as good of performance as a fully informed prior based […] The post “Bayesian Meta-Analysis with Weakly I...
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Richard McElreath inquires: I was helping a colleague recently fix his MATLAB code by using log_sum_exp and log1m tricks. The natural question he had was, “where do you learn this stuff?” I checked Numerical Recipes, but the statistical parts are actually pretty thin (at least in my 1994 edition). Do you know of any books/papers […] The post Where do I learn about log_sum_exp, lo...
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Mark Palko pointed to a bit of puff-piece journalism on the tech entrepreneur Elon Musk that was so extreme that it read as a possible parody, and I wrote, “it could just be as simple as that [author Neil] Strauss decided that a pure puff piece would give him access to write a future Musk […] The post The persistence of bad reporting and the reluctance of people to criticize it appeare...
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The trade war started in January of this year when the administration imposed…Tags: New York Times, tariff, trading...
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Mike Loukides, Hilary Mason, and DJ Patil published a first post in a…Tags: ethics...
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