open data

Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (11/4/12)

November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Brian Caffo headlines the WaPo article about massive online open courses. He is the driving force behind our department’s involvement in offering these massive courses. I think this sums it up: `“I can’t use another word than unbelievable,” Caffo said. … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Open data and ecological fallacy

April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A couple of days ago, on Twitter, @alung mentioned an old post I did publish on this blog about open-data, explaining how difficult it was to get access to data in France (the post, published almost 18 months ago can be found here, in French).... [Read more...]

German train monitor provides access to train delay data

March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) worked together with OpenDataCity to create an online train monitor of the German network: Zugmonitor. This is another great example of the new form of data journalism.The project provides access to data o...
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Data is the new gold

December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

We need more data journalism. How else will we find the nuggets of data and information worth reading? Life should become easier for data journalists, as the Guardian, one of the data journalism pioneers, points out in this article about the new open ...
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“The next big thing”, R, and Statistics in the cloud

April 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

A friend just e-mailed me about a blog post by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars titled “The Next Big Thing”. In it Dr. De Mars wrote (I allowed myself to emphasize some parts of the text): Contrary to what some people seem to think, R is definitely not the next big ... [Read more...]

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