Julian Simon birthday

February 12 was the 80th anniversary of the birth of Julian Simon, an early pioneer in resampling methods.

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Statistics for Future Presidents

Statistics for Future Presidents - Steve Pierson, Director of Science Policy at ASA wrote interesting blog wondering how statistics for future presidents (or policymakers more generally) would compare with the recommended statistical skills/concepts for others. Take a look and let him know!

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The Data Scientist

The story of the prospective Facebook IPO, and prior IPO's from LinkedIn, Pandora, and Groupon all involve "data scientists".  Read an interview with Monica Rogati - Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn to see the connection.

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Popular Mistakes in Data Mining

John Elder's presentations on common data mining mistakes are a must-see if you have any experience or plans in the data mining arena.

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Coffee causes cancer?

"Any claim coming from an observational study is most likely to be wrong." Thus begins "Deming, data and observational studies," just published in "Significance Magazine" (Sept. 2011).

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The sacrifice bunt

I was watching a Washington Nationals game on TV a couple of days ago, and the concept of "expected value" ...

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Epidemiologist joke

A neurosurgeon, pathologist and epidemiologist are each told to examine a can of sardines on a table in a closed room, and present a report.

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The Power of Round

Advertisers shy away from round numbers, believing that $99 appears significantly cheaper than $100...

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March Madness

Did the NCAA get the March Madness rankings right? Check out SportsMeasures.com

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Bees on the attack

What does Matt Asher's article "Attack of the Hair Trigger Bees" have to do with global warming? Matt Asher runs statisticsblog.com ...

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Catastrophe Modeling Assistant

Thinking about careers that use statistics? The job title "catastrophe modeling assistant" caught my eye recently in a job announcement. ...

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Random Monkeys

One of my gifts this holiday season was "A Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives,"

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