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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, looks at how a poll about free food at work was conducted....
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LeBron James decides where he takes his talents this summer, and the sports…Tags: basketball, FiveThirtyEight, Lebron James, prediction...
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It's important to consider the reasons so that we don't overreact. Otherwise, we're just berating, pointing, and laughing all of the time, and that's not good for anyone.Tags: experiment, learning, mistakes...
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Someone who graduated from college a couple years ago writes: My educational background is almost entirely science and math. However, since graduating and thinking about what I do, I’ve realized that I’ve always found demographics, geography, urban planning more interesting – and I’d like to pursue research in social science. I’m currently applying to MS […] The...
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That’s the title of a recent article by Yuling Yao, Aki Vehtari, Daniel Simpson, and myself, which presents some diagnostics for variational approximations to posterior inference: We were motivated to write this paper by the success/failure of ADVI, the automatic variational inference algorithm devised by Alp Kucukelbir et al. The success was that ADVI solved […] The post Yes, but did ...
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Golden Hill was just great—a book that truly lived up to its reviews—so when I was in the bookstore the other day and saw this book of Spufford’s collected nonfiction, I snapped it up. I was reading the chapter on Red Plenty (a book that I’ve not yet read), I was struck by how similar […] The post Francis Spufford writes just like our very own Dan Simpson and he also ...
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Pryor unhooks the deer’s skull from the wall above his still-curled-up companion. Examines it. Not a good specimen –the back half of the lower jaw’s missing, a gap that, with the open cranial cavity, makes room enough for Pryor’s head. He puts it on. – Will Eaves, Murmur So as we roll into the last […] The post In my role as professional singer and ham appeared first on...
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ProPublica compiled spending data from a wide range of sources to calculate the…Tags: Fathom, government, m, ProPublica, spending...
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This week I'm in Los Angeles attending the 50th Symposium on the Theory of Computing. Most attendees weren't even born before the first STOC. Many of them weren't even born when I went to my first STOC in 1986 in Berkeley. Most of the festivities come later but let me mention the best paper winners, both of whose titles give the theorem. A Constant-Factor Approximation Algorithm for the Asymmetric...
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Kaiser Fung, author of Numbers Rule Your World and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the problem of xyopia using a recent USA Today poll as an example....
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