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Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

December 4, 2011

Given that there are almost 13 million views of Steve Jobs’ commencement address, I am certain that I missed this video when it went viral. I am glad that I did not see it until now because I may not have appreciated his words of wisdom. And although...

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Pseudo-Random vs. Random Numbers in R

November 25, 2011
Pseudo-Random vs. Random Numbers in R

Earlier, I found an interesting post from Bo Allen on pseudo-random vs random numbers, where the author uses a simple bitmap (heat map) to show that the rand function in PHP has a systematic pattern and compares these to truly random numbers obtained from The post’s results suggest that pseudo-randomness in

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Listing of Statistics and Machine Learning Conferences

June 12, 2011

Occasionally, I will query Google with “statistics conferences”, “machine learning conferences” or “pattern recognition conferences” and the like. But often, it is difficult to obtain anything meaningful other than the conferences of which ...

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Conway’s Game of Life in R with ggplot2 and animation

June 5, 2011

In undergrad I had a computer science professor that piqued my interest in applied mathematics, beginning with Conway’s Game of Life. At first, the Game of Life (not the board game) appears to be quite simple — perhaps, too simple — but it has been widely explored and is useful for modeling systems over time. It has been...

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Getting Started with Some Baseball Data

May 24, 2011

With all of the discussions (hype?) regarding applied statistics, machine learning, and data science, I have been looking for a go-to source of data unrelated to my day-to-day work. I loved baseball as a kid. I love baseball now. I love baseball stats....

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