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Permanent link - Posted 1506 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Good to have gotten that one out of the way already. (Actually, I wrote it a few months ago. This post is itself in the monthlong+ queue.) I don’t know how easy it is to search this blog by date to find the Fools posts from previous years.The post I’ve already written next year’s April Fools post! appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science....
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Rachel Schutt and Cathy O’Neil just came out with a wonderfully readable book on doing data science, based on a course Rachel taught last year at Columbia. Rachel is a former Ph.D. student of mine and so I’m inclined to have a positive view of her work; on the other hand, I did actually look […]The post Doing Data Science: What’s it all about? appeared first on Statistical...
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October has been a busy month for me and I hope that you have enjoyed the five articles. This month, I will still continue the Introduction to Word Problem Solving Series for Middle and High School students. The introduction to this series discusses the Problem Solving Basics while 3 parts of the Solving Number Problems […]Continue reading...Mathematics and Multimedia - K-12 mathematics teac...
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Permanent link - Posted 1509 days ago (via math-frolic.blogspot.com)
…is, "Free"!so I have to pass along this news from The Aperiodical that back issues of a mathematical magazine, "iSquared" are now downloadable (pdfs) for free here:http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/collection/1860/isquared-magazine"Each magazine contains regular news items, a mathematical histories feature, puzzles, book reviews and the life of a great mathematician as well as spe...
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If you know any statistics, you know "sampling". It's the idea of measuring some subset of the population. Using the Law of Large Numbers, you are able to learn from the sample and generalize to the population. Your Stats professor never told you what "unsampling" is. You're not going to find this word in a statistics textbook either. What does it mean? The "un" implies that you can recover the po...
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Permanent link - Posted 1527 days ago (via math-frolic.blogspot.com)
Fields Medalists turned slackers??? No not really, but interestingly, a Harvard/Notre Dame study claims that for "...recipients of the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics, winning big actually kills productivity. Mathematicians who win it publish far less in the years afterwards than similarly brilliant 'contenders.' " In fact, according to the below article, "the drop off [in ...
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Permanent link - Posted 1526 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
“Where academia meets public life”: The Changing Face of Violence Joel F. Harrington A debate has kicked off among scholars on whether we have become inherently more peaceful. A more important question is whether we actually understand the many forms violence takes. The Professor as Digital Native Interview with Mary Beard Why Central Bank Transparency […]The post New issue of Sy...
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Dean Eckles writes: Given your ongoing discussion of info viz for different goals, you might be interested in Sinan Aral’s new article: This touches on several info viz themes: - Viz for yourself (or your team) vs. visualizations to share the final conclusions - Viz for identifying promising features for use in modeling - Viz […]The post Visualization, “big data”, and EDA a...
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Permanent link - Posted 1526 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
The NSF core proposal in theoretical computer science, or Algorithmic Foundations as the NSF calls it, has three deadlines this academic year:Medium proposals ($500k-$1.2m): October 15Large proposals ($1.2m-$3m): November 19Small proposals ($0-$500k): January 17 For the most part nearly every core program in computer science has the same deadlines, making it quite an interesting time in CS departm...
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Permanent link - Posted 1526 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
As I am sure you all know, the TV show Elementary  (Premise- Sherlock Homes in Modern Day NY. He emails and Texts!  Watson is a female! and...) had an episode that involved P vs NP in a big way. I think they would have been better off with a fictional problem (Bourbaki's conjecture in Recursive Algebraic Topology?) rather than a real problem that they could say rather odd things about.Sh...
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