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## CFP: the 11th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2013), submission due 15 July

April 3, 2013
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********************************************************************* The 11th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2013) Canberra, Australia, 13-15 November 2013, http://ausdm13.togaware.com Join us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/AusDM-4907891 ********************************************************************* Data mining, the art and science of intelligent analysis of (usually large) data sets for meaningful (and previously unknown) … Continue reading →

## p-values are (possibly biased) estimates of the probability that the null hypothesis is true

March 31, 2013
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Last week, I posted about statisticians’ constant battle against the belief that the p-value associated (for example) with a regression coefficient is equal to the probability that the null hypothesis is true, for a null hypothesis that beta is zero or negative. I argued that (despite our long pedagogical practice) there are, in fact, many

## How do Dew and Fog Form? Nature at Work with Temperature, Vapour Pressure, and Partial Pressure

In the early morning, especially here in Canada, I often see dew – water droplets formed by the condensation of water vapour on outside surfaces, like windows, car roofs, and leaves of trees.  I also sometimes see fog – water droplets or ice crystals that are suspended in air and often blocking visibility at great

## Checking for Normality with Quantile Ranges and the Standard Deviation

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Introduction I was reading Michael Trosset’s “An Introduction to Statistical Inference and Its Applications with R”, and I learned a basic but interesting fact about the normal distribution’s interquartile range and standard deviation that I had not learned before.  This turns out to be a good way to check for normality in a data set.

## Benford law and lognormal distributions

March 28, 2013
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Benford’s law is nowadays extremely popular (see e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/…). It is usually claimed that, for a given set data set, changing units does not affect the distribution of the first digit. Thus, it should be related to scale invariant distributions. Heuristically, scale (or unit) invariance means that the density of the measure  (or probability function) should be proportional to...

## Rationality, and MS Excel (and other calculators)

March 27, 2013
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This morning, Mathieu had a nice experience in his course on computational method in actuarial science. But let us start with some mathematical formal definitions. First, recall that is – somehow – a standard expression. No one should be surprised to see such an expression. Generally (as explained in http://en.wikipedia.org/… ), this function is defined only when . The...

## Model assessment (and predictions for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, Episode 9)

March 25, 2013
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Last week, Alaska took it home with her dangerous performance, while Ivy Winters was sent home after going up against Alyssa Edwards. This is sad on many fronts. First, I love me some Ivy Winters. Second, Jinkx had revealed that she had a crush on Ivy, and the relationship that may have flourished between the… Continue reading →

## Writing a MS-Word document using R (with as little overhead as possible)

March 24, 2013
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The problem: producing a Word (.docx) file of a statistical report created in R, with as little overhead as possible. The solution: combining R+knitr+rmarkdown+pander+pandoc (it is easier than it is spelled). If you get what this post is about, just …Read more »

## Estimating the Decay Rate and the Half-Life of DDT in Trout – Applying Simple Linear Regression with Logarithmic Transformation

This blog post uses a function and a script written in R that were displayed in an earlier blog post. Introduction This is the second of a series of blog posts about simple linear regression; the first was written recently on some conceptual nuances and subtleties about this model.  In this blog post, I will use

## Veterinary Epidemiologic Research: GLM – Evaluating Logistic Regression Models (part 3)

March 19, 2013
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$Veterinary Epidemiologic Research: GLM – Evaluating Logistic Regression Models (part 3)$

Third part on logistic regression (first here, second here). Two steps in assessing the fit of the model: first is to determine if the model fits using summary measures of goodness of fit or by assessing the predictive ability of the model; second is to deterime if there’s any observations that do not fit the