• !Who Should Pay For Climate Change?
    SAN FRANCISCO — Outside a courtroom where a much-anticipated court hearing on climate science took place on Wednesday is an old photo of San Francisco’s coastline. Dated 1865, it features an area of the city known as North Beach, which back then…
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  • !Jim Boeheim Is The New King Of March Madness
    Who’s the best at coaching in the NCAA men’s tournament? When we’ve looked at the question in the past, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo always stood out from the pack. Even if you include recent seasons — which have tarnished Izzo’s reputation…
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  • !The Utah Jazz Might Just Be For Real
    Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 22, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the Houston Rockets’ potential. Has James Harden all but locked up the MVP award this year? And is a Rockets vs. Gol…
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  • !Significant Digits For Thursday, March 22, 2018
    You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Far less than 1 percent The FDA this month granted 23andMe permission to sell consumers tests for three variants of the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. Those variants h…
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  • !Which U.S. House Race Is The Best 2018 Bellwether?
    Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Greetings, friends. It’s a snow-day politics chat! This week, we’re pilfering a great idea from RealClearPoli…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Mar 18, 9:38am -

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NYTimes - The UpShot

Simply Statistics

  • What do Fahrenheit, comma separated files, and markdown have in common?
    Anil Dash asked people what their favorite file format was. David Robinson replied:CSV is similar to Markdown. No one global standard (though there are attempts) but a damn good attempt at "Whatever humans think it is at a glance, they're probably r…
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  • Some datasets for teaching data science
    In this post I describe the dslabs package, which contains some datasets that I use in my data science courses.A much discussed topic in stats education is that computing should play a more prominent role in the curriculum. I strongly agree, but I t…
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  • A non-comprehensive list of awesome things other people did in 2017
    Editor’s note: For the last few years I have made a list of awesome things that other people did (2016,2015, 2014, 2013). Like in previous years I’m making a list, again right off the top of my head. If you know of some, you should make your own…
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  • Thoughts on David Donoho’s "Fifty Years of Data Science"
    Note: This post was originally published as part of a collection of discussion pieces on David Donoho’s paper. The original paper and collection of discussions can be found at the JCGS web site.Professor Donoho’s commentary comes at a perfect t…
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  • How Do Machines Learn?
    I like all of CGP Grey’s videos but most of them have to do with voting systems and so aren’t really relevant to this blog. But his latest video titled “How Do Machines Learn?” is highly relevant and I thought very well done. That said, altho…
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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…
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The Big Picture

  • !Mapping the Top Export of Every Country
    click graphic for complete regional breakdown Source: Visual CapitalistThe post Mapping the Top Export of Every Country appeared first on The Big Picture.
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  • !Democratize Quant 2018
        Today (weather permitting), I will be at Wes Gray and Jack Vogel’s one day conference outside of Philly. It is part of a joint exercise between Alpha Architect and Villanova University seeking to turn academic insights into investment perfor…
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  • !10 Thursday AM Reads
    My digging out of the Nor’easter morning train reads: • The Great Inflation Mystery: The people who set interest rates don’t know what causes inflation, how to measure it, or how to move it up and down (BloombergBusinessWeek) • When Finance…
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  • !5.7 billion people to run short of drinking water by 2050
    Source: @AFP   The United Nation’s 2018 World Water Development Report said 3.6 billion people, or half the world’s population, already live in areas where water can be scarce at least one month a year.The post 5.7 billion people to run short o…
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  • !Monetary policy in the grip of a pincer movement
    The post Monetary policy in the grip of a pincer movement appeared first on The Big Picture.
    - 8 hours ago 22 Mar 18, 9:00am -

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