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Permanent link - Posted 13 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
(This post overlaps a prior one here. The paper I am blogging about was also blogged about by Lipton here. The paper itself is on arxiv here. My slides for a talk I will be giving on this material are here)' Todays post is on how the paper came about. A later post will be about why someone else didn't do it earlier. How this paper came about: Many years ago Bill noticed that wh...
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Permanent link - Posted 13 days ago (via yetanothermathblog.com)
  Dodecahedral Faces of M12   by Ann Luers Casey   This post constitutes part of the math honors thesis written in spring 1997 at the USNA, advised by David Joyner. It is in the public domain. Groups are objects in mathematics that measure symmetry in nature. A group is a set with a binary […]...
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The health meter in video games wasn’t always so commonplace. It took time,…Tags: health, video games...
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Permanent link - Posted 13 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Palko writes: The postwar era (roughly defined here as 1945 to 1970) was a period of such rapid and ubiquitous technological and scientific advances that people naturally assumed that this rate of progress would continue or even accelerate. This led not just futurists like Arthur C Clarke but also researchers in the fields to underestimate […] The post We’re putting together a list of ...
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Permanent link - Posted 14 days ago (via mathlesstraveled.com)
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Permanent link - Posted 14 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
I was reading Stephen Wolfram’s blog and came across this post: People are used to producing prose—and sometimes pictures—to express themselves. But in the modern age of computation, something new has become possible that I’d like to call the computational essay. I [Wolfram] have been working on building the technology to support computational essays for […] The post Wolf...
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Bill Jefferys sends along this excellent newspaper article by Siddhartha Mukherjee, “A failure to heal,” about the necessity—and the difficulty—of admitting failure in research and clinical practice. Mukherjee writes: What happens when a clinical trial fails? This year, the Food and Drug Administration approved some 40 new medicines to treat human illnesses, including 13 fo...
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Permanent link - Posted 16 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
Thousands of homicides. Some cases result in an arrest. Many end up unsolved.…Tags: arrests, homicide, law, Washington Post...
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Permanent link - Posted 16 days ago (via rjlipton.wordpress.com)
A pretty neat paper about a pretty neat theorem [ GLL edited ] Mark Villarino, William Gasarch, and Kenneth Regan are terrific writers. Bill is a co-author of a famous blog located here. Ken is a co-author of another blog that we will not mention. Today I would like to talk about one of their […]...
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Permanent link - Posted 16 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Tian Zheng prepared the above slide which very clearly displays an important point about statistical communication. The maps are squished to be too narrow, and the scatterplot has too many numbers on the axes (better to have income in thousands and percentages in tens), also given the numbers it seems that the data must be […] The post “Choose the data visualization that best serves yo...
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