On the Public Understanding of – and Public Engagement With – Statistics: Reflections on the OU Statistics Group Conference on “Visualisation and Presentation in Statistics”

May 24, 2011 | Tony Hirst

Last week I attended the OU Statistics conference on Visualisation and Presentation in Statistics (VIPS) (notes: here and here) One of the things that struck me from conversations and some of the presentations was that statistics – and in particular public engagement around statistics – appears to be lagging science efforts in ... [Read more...]

Progress reading SAS sas7bdat files (natively) in R

April 18, 2011 | BioStatMatt

This post describes some preliminary results from a compatibility study of the SAS sas7bdat file format. The most current results stored in a github repository here: sas7bdat The ultimate goal is a native solution to the incompatibility between open-source statistical software (e.g. R) and sas7bdat database ... [Read more...]

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April 11, 2011 | Mathematical Poetics

Look at just the first digit and the number of digits. science: 32914, 11566, 4989, 3743, 968, 814, 673, 482, 286, 2811 black and white: 1694, 1167, 1108, 988, 919, 639, 596, 591, 580, 544 lol: 22627, 18100, 17688, 14374, 13459, 12045, 4711, 3779, 36... [Read more...]

More fun with sed

March 18, 2011 | Gregor

So I have this strange date and time string, which I would like to convert to a “useable” date, i.e., something that a spreadsheet programme or R can work with. It looks like this (MON has 3 chars): ddMONyr:hh:mm:ss The … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Data from last post

March 1, 2011 | Tony Cookson

Posting the code I used in the last post wasn't that useful unless I also posted the data set. Here's the data. These are made up data, but it is a nice data set for illustrating how to conduct a regression. Enjoy!
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HRSA Area Resource File Format 2009

February 23, 2011 | Matt Shotwell

From the HRSA website: [The ARF 2009] is a database containing more than 6,000 variables for each of the nation’s counties. ARF contains information on health facilities, health professions, measures of resource scarcity, health status, economic activity, health training programs, and socioeconomic and environmental characteristics. The data file itself is formatted ... [Read more...]

Dataset: Wisconsin Union Protester Tweets #wiunion

February 21, 2011 | mjbommar

   I’ve been playing with Twitter data over the last week, archiving Algerian, Egyptian, Iranian, and Chinese tweets.  I thought I’d bring the story a little closer to home this time by archiving tweets from Wisconsin Union protesters on the … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Dataset: Tweets from the Chinese Protests #cn220

February 20, 2011 | mjbommar

  Earlier this week, I posted a ~100k tweet dataset on the #25bahman protests in Iran.  The corresponding figure of frequencies showed a strong presence on Twitter, with over 500 tweets per 5 minute period at peak.  You can download the … Continue reading → [Read more...]
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