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The Higgs boson: 5-sigma and the concept of p-values

July 4, 2012
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The Higgs boson: 5-sigma and the concept of p-values

Why are physicists talking about 5-sigma, and what's it got to do with statistics? In this short post I'll explain what 5-sigma is and why it's not a measure of how certain scientist are that they've found the Higgs boson

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To the Basics: Bayesian Inference on A Binomial Proportion

July 4, 2012
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To the Basics: Bayesian Inference on A Binomial Proportion

Think of something observable – countable – that you care about with only one outcome or another. It could be the votes cast in a two-way election in your town, or the free throw shots the center on your favorite...

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Graphics Artifacts from Quarterly Commentary

July 2, 2012
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Graphics Artifacts from Quarterly Commentary

For my Q2 2012 commentary, I tried multiple graphs to illustrate the disconnect of the US stock markets with the rest of the world.  I think I finally settled on this simple Excel bar graph populated by Bloomberg data, but I thought some might lik...

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Moving beyond hopeless graphics

July 2, 2012
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I was at a talk awhile ago where the speaker presented tables with 4, 5, 6, even 8 significant digits even though, as is usual, only the first or second digit of each number conveyed any useful information. A graph would be better, but even if you’re too lazy to make a plot, a bit The post Moving...

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Modeling Trick: Masked Variables

July 1, 2012
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Modeling Trick: Masked Variables

A primary problem data scientists face again and again is: how to properly adapt or treat variables so they are best possible components of a regression. Some analysts at this point delegate control to a shape choosing system like neural nets. I feel such a choice gives up far too much statistical rigor, transparency and Related posts:

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Rchievement of the day #3: Bloggin’ from R

July 1, 2012
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Rchievement of the day #3: Bloggin’ from R

I have become a complete knitr addict of late and have been using it in combination with RStudio’s R markdown support on a regular basis. In fact I wrote this post using it! It then dawned on me how great it would be if I … Continue reading →

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igraph and SNA: an amateur’s dabbling

June 29, 2012
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igraph and SNA: an amateur’s dabbling

I’ve been playing with the igraph package a bit lately (see previous post HERE) and wanted to approach a problem I once visited in the past. The basic gist of the problem is this: Students in a class are asked … Continue reading →

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Horizon Plot Already Available

June 29, 2012
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Horizon Plot Already Available

When I wrote Cubism Horizon Charts in R, I should have known that horizon plot functionality already exists in R http://rgm2.lab.nig.ac.jp/RGM2/func.php?rd_id=latticeExtra:horizonplot and in this case in one of my already favorite packages latticeExtra...

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multiplicitiesoffreedom demonstrates Chaos Theory in Excel. If…

June 29, 2012
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multiplicitiesoffreedom demonstrates Chaos Theory in Excel. If…

multiplicitiesoffreedom demonstrates Chaos Theory in Excel. If he filled in more initial values, you would see a thick bar—like a picture of white-noise.Butterflies flapping their wings in Vermont to change the wind in Hangzhou? A drop of water on ...

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impacTwit : How big is your work on twitter?

June 29, 2012
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impacTwit : How big is your work on twitter?

There’s a great Tom Waits song from the album “Mule Variations” called “Big in Japan”. The beauty of saying you’re big in Japan is that no one can ever really verify the statement (or at least that was more true in 1999). You might assert “my work is big on twitter”, and hey, how would I know?...

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