https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/01/21/top-5-literary-descriptions-of-poker/Yesterday I wrote about Pocket Kings by Ted Heller, which gives one of the most convincing literary descriptions of poker that I’ve ever read. (Much
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/01/20/pocket-kings-by-ted-heller/So. I’m most of the way through Pocket Kings by Ted Heller, author of the classic Slab Rat. And I keep thinking: Ted Heller is
https://onunicornsandgenes.blog/2020/01/19/if-research-is-learning-how-should-researchers-learn/I’m taking a course on university pedagogy to, hopefully, become a better teacher. While reading about students’ learning and what teachers ought to do to
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/01/19/some-westlake-quotes/Clint Johns writes: I’m a regular visitor to your blog, so I thought you might be interested in this link. It’s a relatively recent article
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/01/18/graphs-of-school-shootings-in-the-u-s/Bert Gunter writes: This link is to an online CNN “analysis” of school shootings in the U.S. I think it is a complete mess (you
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/01/17/in-bayesian-inference-do-people-cheat-by-rigging-the-prior/Ulrich Atz writes in with a question: A newcomer to Bayesian inference may argue that priors seem sooo subjective and can lead to any answer.
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/01/16/american-causal-inference-may-2020-austin-texas/Carlos Carvalho writes: The ACIC 2020 website is now up and registration is open. As a reminder, proposals information can be found in the front
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/01/16/is-it-accurate-to-say-politicians-dont-actually-care-what-voters-want/Jonathan Weinstein writes: This was a New York Times op-ed today, referring to this working paper. I found the pathologies of the paper to be
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/01/15/call-for-proposals-for-a-state-department-project-on-estimating-the-prevalence-of-human-trafficking/Abby Long points us to this call for proposals for a State Department project on estimating the prevalence of human trafficking: The African Programming and
https://ropensci.org/blog/2020/01/16/transparency2019/In January 2019, we announced the release of rOpenSci’s Code of Conduct version 2.0. This includes a named Committee, greater detail about unacceptable behaviors, instructions
https://ropensci.org/blog/2020/01/16/conduct/One year ago, we released our new Code of Conduct. At that time, the Code of Conduct Committee (authors of this post) agreed to do
Will decentralised collaboration increase the robustness of scientific findings in biomedical research? Some data and some causal questions.
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/01/15/will-decentralised-collaboration-increase-the-robustness-of-scientific-findings-in-biomedical-research-some-data-and-some-causal-questions/Mark Tuttle points to this press release, “Decentralising science may lead to more reliable results: Analysis of data on tens of thousands of drug-gene interactions