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Data visualization with statistical reasoning: seeing uncertainty with the bootstrap

September 17, 2018
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Data visualization with statistical reasoning: seeing uncertainty with the bootstrap

This blog post is one of a series highlighting specific images from my book Data Visualization: charts, maps and interactive … More

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A webinar and online workshop for learning Bayesian analysis

September 13, 2018
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I am running a couple of online events through BayesCamp next month that might interest you if you want to … More

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A one-day course in using Stata and R together: running twice in 2018

April 17, 2018
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A one-day course in using Stata and R together: running twice in 2018

I am going to be giving this course on 10 August and 6 December this year. It is organised by … More

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Using Stata and R together

February 28, 2018
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I’m running a one day course with Timberlake, Stata’s UK distributors on this topic. We’ll run it next Friday the … More

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SVG from stats software: the good, the bad and the ugly

September 7, 2017
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SVG from stats software: the good, the bad and the ugly

What and why If there could only be one file format to save your charts in, it should be SVG. … More

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Dataviz of the week, 12/4/17

April 12, 2017
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Dataviz of the week, 12/4/17

This week, a chart with some Bayesian polemic behind it. Alexander Etz put this on Twitter: He is working on an R package to provide easy Bayesian adjustments for reporting bias with a method by Guan & Vandekerchhove. Imagine a study … Continue reading →

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Dataviz of the week: 8/3/17

March 8, 2017
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Dataviz of the week: 8/3/17

  Corinne Riddell posted this on Twitter. It’s one version of multiple time series that she tried out, one for each USA state. It’s not the finished article, but is really nice for its combination of that recognisable shape (I … Continue reading →

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So you want to be a Data Science superstar

January 22, 2016
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So you want to be a Data Science superstar

Big house? Five cars? There’s no one universal way to do it, but get a coffee and read on through this bumper post to find your own way with the advice of real experts. Last summer, Mrs G and I … Continue reading →

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Everything you need to make R Commander locally (packages, dependencies, zip files)

October 22, 2015
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Everything you need to make R Commander locally (packages, dependencies, zip files)

I’ve been installing R Commander on laptops for our students to use in tutorials. It’s tedious to put each one online with my login, download it all, then disable the internet (so they don’t send lewd e-mails to the vice-chancellor … Continue reading →

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Showing a distribution over time: how many summary stats?

August 13, 2015
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Showing a distribution over time: how many summary stats?

I saw this nice graph today on Twitter, by Thomas Forth: but the more I looked at it, the more I felt it was hard to understand the changes over time across the income distribution from the Gini coefficient and … Continue reading →

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