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Under the heading, “please blog about this,” Shravan Vasishth writes: This book by a theoretical physicist [Sabine Hossenfelder] is awesome. The book trailer is here. Some quotes from her blog: “theorists in the foundations of physics have been spectacularly unsuccessful with their predictions for more than 30 years now.” “Everyone is happily producing papers in [R...
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Henry Hinnefeld answers the age-old debate of which Mario Kart character is best,…Tags: Mario Kart, video games...
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Permanent link - Posted 5 days ago (via mathlesstraveled.com)
There are lots of patterns to be found in the picture from my previous post! This is a really remarkable tiling. Here are a few special properties I know of: First of all, I hope you realized that the pattern … Continue reading →...
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(This is Dan) Last September, Jonah, Aki, Michael, Andrew and I wrote a paper on the role of visualization in the Bayesian workflow.  This paper is going to be published as a discussion paper in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A and the associated read paper meeting (where we present the paper and […] The post Opportunity for Comment! appeared first on Statistical Model...
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Kara Weisman writes: I’m a PhD student in psychology, and I attended your talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business earlier this year. I’m writing to ask you about something I remember you discussing at that talk: The possible role of qualitative methods in addressing issues of replicability, reproducibility, and rigor. In particular, I […] The post What is the role of qualitative...
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Seth Flaxman sends this along: The Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London wishes to appoint a Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow in Data Science, to be in post by September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The role will involve developing and delivering a suite of new data science modules, initially for the MSc […] The post Data science teaching position in London appeared...
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A few years ago, Stephanie Yee and Tony Chu explained the introductory facets…Tags: machine learning, scrollytelling...
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Permanent link - Posted 6 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
When I taught  ugrad  Elementary Theory of Computation (Reg, CFL, P, NP, Dec, c.e.) I made 5% of the grade be MEET THE PROF- come to my office, in groups of 3-6 (though sometimes I got 10) just to talk to me. I ask them what there plans are, why they took the course, and they get to ask ME what they want. The most common question I got:              Wh...
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I feel like I was supposed to know what blockchain is a while…Tags: blockchain, Reuters...
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So. Following up on our discussion of “the 80% power lie,” I was thinking about the implicit model underlying NIH’s 80% power rule. Several commenters pointed out that, to have your study design approved by NSF, it’s not required that you demonstrate that you have 80% power for real; what’s needed is to show 80% […] The post Power analysis and NIH-style statisti...
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