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Permanent link - Posted 17 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
Jen Christiansen spoke about her extensive experience as a graphics editor for Scientific…...
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I’m honestly a bit shocked at how resistant I’ve been to this book the whole year. I knew it would be “hard,” so I kept putting it off. But I love Infinite Jest and Gravity’s Rainbow and a bunch of hard books. This book has a reputation it doesn’t deserve. I didn’t think it was … Continue reading Year of Mysteries, Part 9: The Name of the Rose...
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Sometimes you see a beautiful theorem A that you love to talk about. Then another beautiful theorem B comes around, making the first one meaningless since B trivially implies A. Not just a mere extension of A but B had a completely different proof of something much stronger. People will forget all about A--why bother when you have B? Too bad because A was such a nice breakthrough in its time. Let ...
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In the last week, I kept being prompted by the recommendation engines to read the article in Slate titled "Don’t Just Look at the Odds: The Math Says You Should Buy a Mega Millions Ticket." It's obviously false but eventually I succumbed and clicked on the link. I wanted to stop reading after I encountered this sentence, about half way through the article: "One assumption in this model is that y...
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From Evogeneao: This Tree of Life diagram is based primarily on the evolutionary…Tags: evolution, life...
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Most people interested in visualization have made a chart with Microsoft Excel. For your basic charts, it's really easy, and it works well for what it was intended for. The process of visualizing data with methods beyond the standard chart types can be more challenging at times.Tags: learning, roundup...
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Taking Amtrak, going through Baltimore, reminded that Baltimore used to be the big city and Washington was the small town. My mother worked for the government in the 1970s-80s and had a friend, Pat Smith, who’d moved to DC during WW2 when they were filling up all the government agencies. Pat told my mom that, […] The post Baltimore-Washington appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Cau...
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In 2005, Michael Kosfeld, Markus Heinrichs, Paul Zak, Urs Fischbacher, and Ernst Fehr published a paper, “Oxytocin increases trust in humans.” According to Google, that paper has been cited 3389 times. In 2015, Gideon Nave, Colin Camerer, and Michael McCullough published a paper, “Does Oxytocin Increase Trust in Humans? A Critical Review of Research,” where […] The po...
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I was wasting some time on the internet and came across some Palko bait from the website Axios: “Elon Musk says Boring Company’s first tunnel to open in December,” with an awesome quote from this linked post: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has unveiled a video of his Boring Company’s underground tunnel that will soon offer […] The post The Axios Turing test and the heat death of...
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About two and a half months ago I posted a challenge involving a sadistic math wizard, metal cubes containing rational numbers, and a room full of strange machines. I’ve been remiss in following up with some solutions. (Go read the … Continue reading →...
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