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I’m happy to introduce an in-depth, process-focused newsletter for FlowingData members. It’s called…Tags: membership...
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As the field grows and needs develop throughout companies, specialization in data science…Tags: Airbnb, data science...
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Oliver Roeder for FiveThirtyEight: FiveThirtyEight has obtained nearly 3 million tweets from accounts…Tags: election, trolls, Twitter...
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Permanent link - Posted 12 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Yuling prepared this poster summarizing our recent work on path sampling using a continuous joint distribution. The method is really cool and represents a real advance over what Xiao-Li and I were doing in our 1998 paper. It’s still gonna have problems in high or even moderate dimensions, and ultimately I think we’re gonna need […] The post Continuous tempering through path sampl...
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Paul Alper points to this horrifying news article by Mary Chris Jaklevic, “how a medical device ‘seeding trial’ disguised marketing as science.” I’d never heard of “seeding trials” before. Here’s Jaklevic: As a new line of hip implants was about to be launched in 2000, a stunning email went out from the manufacturer’s marketing department. […] The po...
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Andrew and I both received a note like this from NVIDIA: We have reviewed your NVIDIA GPU Grant Request and are happy support your work with the donation of (1) Titan Xp to support your research. Thanks! In case other people are interested, NVIDA’s GPU grant program provides ways for faculty or research scientists to […] The post Thanks, NVIDIA appeared first on Statistical Modeling, C...
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Nah, jet fuel can’t melt steel beams. I’ve watched enough conspiracy documentaries – Camp Cope Some ideas persist long after the mounting evidence against them becomes overwhelming. Some of these things are kooky but probably harmless (try as I might, I do not care about ESP etc), whereas some are deeply damaging (I’m looking at you “vaccines […] The post Amelia, it was j...
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Avery writes: There is a follow up paper for the paper “Evidence on the impact of sustained exposure to air pollution on life expectancy from China’s Huai River policy” [by Yuyu Chen, Avraham Ebenstein, Michael Greenstone, and Hongbin Li] which you have posted on a couple times and used in lectures. It seems that there […] The post China air pollution regression discontinuity updat...
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Dave Merrill and Lauren Leatherby for Bloomberg visualized land use for the conterminous…Tags: Bloomberg, land...
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Permanent link - Posted 14 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
Oxford, England is in the middle of a heat wave and it handles high temperatures about as well as Atlanta handles snow. But that can't stop the complexity and a wonderful workshop this past week. It's my first trip to Oxford since I came five years ago to celebrate the opening of the Andrew Wiles building, a building that hosted this weeks' workshop as well. We also got a chance to see old math an...
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