FiveThirtyEight

  • !How The Warriors Unleashed Klay Thompson
    For just a while, it seemed like maybe, just maybe, we were headed for the unthinkable. The Houston Rockets opened up a 17-point edge after one period, couldn’t miss and led the Golden State Warriors by 10 going into half of Game 6 on Saturday nigh…
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  • LeBron’s Legend Didn’t Need Reinforcing, But He Did It Anyway
    When you’re already arguably the greatest player in NBA history, it’s tough to find new ways to add to your legend — but LeBron James somehow managed that feat Friday night, as his Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 109-99 to force a s…
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  • Who’s The Best Formula One Driver Of All Time?
    The greatest drivers in the world are assembling in Monte Carlo this weekend for Formula One’s flagship race, the Monaco Grand Prix. So we thought it was the right time to dive into the history of road racing’s fastest sport — and this being Fi…
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  • The Warriors’ Worst Habits Are Coming Back To Haunt Them
    At times since Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors, there’s been talk that the team is so loaded that it undermines the notion of competitive balance in the NBA. That argument took a serious blow Thursday. The Houston Rockets took Game 5…
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  • Can Stacey Abrams Really Turn Georgia Blue?
    Can Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, win in November? After the former Georgia House minority leader’s primary win on Tuesday, Democrats nationally are excited about the prospect of her becoming the first black woman e…
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Andrew Gelman

  • !Tali Sharot responds to my comments on a recent op-ed
    Yesterday I posted some comments on an op-ed by by Tali Sharot and Cass Sunstein. Sharot sent the following response: I wanted to correct a few inaccuracies, which two of your commenters were quick to catch (Jeff and Dale). It seems you have 3 object…
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  • !Three-warned is three-armed
    Simon Gates writes: Here is a paper just published in JAMA, on correction for multiple testing, and the clinical trial it refers to (also, I’ve just noticed, relevant to yesterday’s post [this one, I think. — AG]). This sort of sequential testi…
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  • Comment of the year
    From Jeff: “The decision to use mice for that study was terrible.” “Yeah, I know—and such small samples!” Sure, it’s only May. But I don’t think we’ll see anything better for awhile, so I’m happy to give out the award right now.The…
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  • X spotted in L’Aimant, par Lucas Harari
    I have a long post in preparation with lots of B.D. reviews, but in the meantime I wanted to flag this one right now because (a) the book was excellent, with a solid story and beautiful art and design, and (b) one of the characters looks just like Ch…
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  • Click here to find out how these 2 top researchers hyped their work in a NYT op-ed!
    Gur Huberman pointed me to this NYT op-ed entitled “Would You Go to a Republican Doctor?”, written by two professors describing their own research, that begins as follows: Suppose you need to see a dermatologist. Your friend recommends a doctor,…
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Vox.com

  • !Westworld turns things up a notch in “Phase Space”
    This is the good, bad, and weird of the episode season 2 desperately needed. “Phase Space” is just the episode this season of Westworld needed. It’s not without flaws, and there were still things that made me roll my eyes. But after the first h…
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  • !The Middle wraps its run as TV’s most perpetually underrated comedy
    This beautifully funny comedy about the white working class deserved the attention given to Modern Family or Roseanne. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the a…
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  • A Quiet Place’s sound designers on building its very loud silence
    “Viewers are not used to a stripped-down environment, where they can hear themselves breathing or crunching on popcorn.” Few horror movies have gripped moviegoers this year quite like A Quiet Place, director John Krasinski’s tale of a world whe…
    - 2 days ago 26 May 18, 3:20pm -
  • The delectable possibility and bland reality of Sweetbitter
    As a novel, Sweetbitter used food as a salty, rich, and alluring metaphor for desire. But that got lost in translation. Early in the first episode of Sweetbitter, which premiered on May 6 on Starz, restaurant manager Howard (Paul Sparks) is interview…
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  • Ireland votes to repeal abortion ban in historic referendum
    Friday’s vote paves the way for legal abortion in the overwhelmingly Catholic country. The 8th Amendment to Ireland’s constitution is one of the most draconian abortion restrictions in the developed world. Irish voters just decided to repeal it.…
    - 2 days ago 26 May 18, 1:26pm -

Simply Statistics

  • Context Compatibility in Data Analysis
    All data arise within a particular context and often as a result of a specific question being asked. That is all well and good until we attempt to use that same data to answer a different question within a different context. When you match an existin…
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  • Awesome postdoc opportunities in computational genomics at JHU
    Johns Hopkins is a pretty amazing place to do computational genomics right now. My colleagues are really impressive, for example five of our faculty are part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and we have faculty across a range of departments includin…
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  • Rethinking Academic Data Sharing
    The sharing of data is one of the key principles of reproducible research (the other one being code sharing). Using the data and code a researcher has used to generate a finding, other researchers can reproduce those findings and examine the process…
    - 13 days ago 15 May 18, 12:00am -
  • Software as an academic publication
    Software has for while now played a weird an uncomfortable role in the academic statistics world. When I first started out (circa 2000), I think developing software was considered “nice”, but for the most part, was not considered valuable as an a…
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  • Relationships in Data Analysis
    I recently finished reading Steve Coll’s book Directorate S, which is a chronicle of the U.S. war in Afghanistan post 9-11. It’s a good book, and one line stuck out for me as I thought it had relevance for data analysis. In one chapter, Coll writ…
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WSJ - The Numbers Guy

  • A Note to Readers
    Dear readers, The Numbers blog will no longer be updated as of July 2017. We will continue to look at the use of numbers in news, business and politics in our weekly column, and you can follow us on Twitter for the latest updates. Additionally, yo…
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  • Retirement Calculators, Assumptions and Statistical Methods
    Retirement calculators employ different assumptions to help users predict whether their rate of savings will support their current lifestyle after they quit work.
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  • Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials: Catchall Groupings
    Generational groupings are attractive to academics who want to measure social and cultural change. They’re coveted by marketers looking to capitalize on evolving consumer tastes. And they appeal to others seeking to exploit the perceived psyche of…
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  • Economists’ Enemy: Residual Seasonality
    When seasonally adjusted numbers continue to exhibit the influences of seasonal effects, much as first-quarter readings on gross domestic product have regularly been doing, statisticians refer to it as residual seasonality. And that effect hampers se…
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  • How Math Helps Fight Epidemics Like Zika
    When an epidemic such as Zika threatens to sweep across the country, public-health workers and policy makers need some basic information in order to plan a strategic response to make the best use of limited resources to protect the public from the sp…
    - 3 Jun 16, 5:19pm -

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The Big Picture

  • !Ignore the Millionaire Mindset; Try the Billionaire Behavior Set Instead
    Never Mind the Millionaires. Here’s Advice From Billionaires. The richest offer life lessons about how they got where they are. Bloomberg, May 25, 2018         Last month, I described an email that promised vast riches if I would adopt “The M…
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  • !10 Sunday Reads

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  • MIB: Dr. Ed Yardeni
    Ed Yardeni is the president of Yardeni Research Inc., a provider of independent global investment strategy research. Previously, he was chief investment strategist and managing director of Prudential Equity Group; he also served as chief investment…
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  • 10 Weekend Reads
    The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Seattle’s Real Good Coffee  coffee, grab a seat on the beach, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Surviving Prison as a Wall Street Convict (Institutional Investor) • Impress the…
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  • Tiny Desk Performance: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
    Source: NPRThe post Tiny Desk Performance: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals appeared first on The Big Picture.
    - 2 days ago 26 May 18, 12:00am -

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