Top 5 literary descriptions of poker

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

Pocket Kings by Ted Heller

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

If research is learning, how should researchers learn?

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

Some Westlake quotes

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

Graphs of school shootings in the U.S.

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

In Bayesian inference, do people cheat by rigging the prior?

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.

American Causal Inference May 2020 Austin Texas

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

rOpenSci 2019 Code of Conduct Transparency Report

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

rOpenSci Code of Conduct Annual Review

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