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Permanent link - Posted 17 days ago (via rjlipton.wordpress.com)
Issues AlphaZero doesn’t need to deal with ETS source Frederic Lord wrote a consequential doctoral dissertation at Princeton in 1951. He was already the director of statistical analysis for the Educational Testing Service, which was formed in Princeton in 1947. All the scoring of our SATs, GREs, and numerous other standardized tests have been influenced […]...
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Permanent link - Posted 17 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
There often seems to be an attitude among scientists and journal editors that, if a research team has gone to the trouble of ensuring rigor in some part of their study (whether in the design, the data collection, or the analysis, but typically rigor is associated with “p less than .05” and some random assignment […] The post “It’s Always Sunny in Correlationville: Sto...
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Permanent link - Posted 18 days ago (via mathlesstraveled.com)
In my previous post I proved that the “binary algorithm” (corresponding to the binary expansion of a number ) is the most efficient way to build using only doubling and incrementing steps. Today I want to explain another nice proof, … Continue reading →...
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Permanent link - Posted 18 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
We’re often modeling non-monotonic functions. For example, performance at just about any task increases with age (babies can’t do much!) and then eventually decreases (dead people can’t do much either!). Here’s an example from a few years ago: A function g(x) that increases and then decreases can be modeled by a quadratic, or some more […] The post Bothered by non-mon...
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Permanent link - Posted 18 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Aki points us to this paper by Tore Selland Kleppe, which begins: Dynamically rescaled Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (DRHMC) is introduced as a computationally fast and easily implemented method for performing full Bayesian analysis in hierarchical statistical models. The method relies on introducing a modified parameterisation so that the re-parameterised target distribution has close to constant [R...
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Permanent link - Posted 19 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
Glencora Borradaile wrote a blog post in June about how conferences discriminate. Let me spell it out. In order to really succeed in most areas of computer science, you need to publish conference papers and this, for the most part, means attendance at those conferences. But because of the institutional discrimination of border control laws and the individual discrimination that individuals face an...
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Permanent link - Posted 19 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
Graham Douglas, a data journalist at The Economist, looks back on the days…Tags: tools, vintage...
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Permanent link - Posted 19 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
In a collaboration with Siena College, The Upshot is showing live polling results.…Tags: polling, real-time, Upshot...
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Permanent link - Posted 19 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
Visualization as template-filling content is lazy visualization that no one draws benefit from. Give people a reason to care.Tags: audience, purpose...
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Permanent link - Posted 19 days ago (via hilbertthm90.wordpress.com)
One of the most important things we can do as writers is to acknowledge our weaknesses and then work on them. I think too often we get comfortable with “our thing” and then try to hide our weaknesses by going all in on our strength. I’ve spent an enormous amount of time over the past … Continue reading The Character/Caricature Balance...
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