Articles by David Robinson

Simulation of empirical Bayesian methods (using baseball statistics)

January 11, 2017 | David Robinson

Previously in this series: The beta distribution Empirical Bayes estimation Credible intervals The Bayesian approach to false discovery rates Bayesian A/B testing Beta-binomial regression Understanding empirical Bayesian hierarchical modeling Mixture models and expectation-maximization The ebbr package We’re approaching the end of this series on empirical Bayesian methods, and ... [Read more...]

Introducing the ebbr package for empirical Bayes estimation (using baseball statistics)

January 5, 2017 | David Robinson

Previously in this series: The beta distribution Empirical Bayes estimation Credible intervals The Bayesian approach to false discovery rates Bayesian A/B testing Beta-binomial regression Understanding empirical Bayesian hierarchical modeling Mixture models and expectation-maximization We’ve introduced a number of statistical techniques in this series: estimating a beta prior, beta-binomial ... [Read more...]

Understanding mixture models and expectation-maximization (using baseball statistics)

January 2, 2017 | David Robinson

Previously in this series: Understanding the beta distribution Understanding empirical Bayes estimation Understanding credible intervals Understanding the Bayesian approach to false discovery rates Understanding Bayesian A/B testing Understanding beta binomial regression Understanding empirical Bayesian hierarchical modeling In this series on empirical Bayesian methods on baseball data, we’ve been ... [Read more...]

Understanding empirical Bayesian hierarchical modeling (using baseball statistics)

October 11, 2016 | David Robinson

Previously in this series: Understanding the beta distribution Understanding empirical Bayes estimation Understanding credible intervals Understanding the Bayesian approach to false discovery rates Understanding Bayesian A/B testing Understanding beta binomial regression Suppose you were a scout hiring a new baseball player, and were choosing between two that have had 100 ... [Read more...]

Analysis of the #7FavPackages hashtag

August 26, 2016 | David Robinson

Twitter has seen a recent trend of “first 7” and “favorite 7” hashtags, like #7FirstJobs and #7FavFilms. Last week I added one to the mix, about my 7 favorite R packages: devtoolsdplyrggplot2knitrRcpprmarkdownshiny#7FavPackages #rstats— David Robinson (@drob) August 16, 2016 Hadley Wickham agreed to share his own, but on one condition: @drob I'll do ... [Read more...]

useR and JSM 2016 conferences: a story in tweets

August 23, 2016 | David Robinson

I was amused by a Guardian article last month that declared “I’m a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer,” arguing that social media is a distraction for scientific research. This attitude was, to say the least, not popular on academic Twitter, which responded with the #seriousacademic hashtag. When someone ... [Read more...]
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