Oddities tend to jump out when one uses software in a daily basis. The situation is even clearer when using software for teaching: many more people looking at it with fresh eyes. Let’s say that we are fitting a simple … Continue reading →

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The classic Pythagorean identity is: \(sin^2(\theta) + cos^2(\theta) =1 \) The binomial formula which calculates the probability of obtaining k tails when flipping a coin n times, with a assumed probability p for each trial is: \( P(E) = {n \choos...

I first experimented with word clouds several years ago and used them to visualise the speeches of Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull. I have now learned from the Fell Stats blog (via R-Bloggers) that there is an R package for generating word clouds. The package makes use of tm, a text mining package for R, which I have been

Hello, world!Back in July we have read Markus Gesmann’s great blogpost about a prediction for the 100m final in London. Soon we decided to create similar estimates about the forthcoming events and started to post our results on Facebook.We would like to emphasise again that these kind of extrapolated estimates are rather just for fun and we also think...