Some questions from high school students about college and future careers

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/07/29/some-questions-from-high-school-students-about-college-and-future-careers/For a high school summer program I’m connected to, students have questions about careers. They’re mostly interested in technical careers (engineering, science, public health) and

How to Build a Machine Learning API with Python and Flask

https://www.statworx.com/de/blog/how-to-build-a-machine-learning-api-with-python-and-flask/Did you ever want to make your machine learning model available to other people, but didn’t know how? Or maybe you just heard about the

Job opportunity: statistician for carbon credits in agriculture

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/07/28/job-opportunity-statistician-for-carbon-credits-in-agriculture/Charlie Brummitt: I’d like to share a job opportunity to pass on to your students and colleagues: to do survey statistics and uncertainty quantification for

3 Wild-Caught R and Python Applications

https://blog.rstudio.com/2020/07/28/practical-interoperability/A colleague recently asked me an intriguing question: “Do you know of any good examples of R and Python interoperability being used to solve real-world

The History of R (updated for 2020)

https://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2020/07/the-history-of-r-updated-for-2020.htmlAs an update to this post, here’s a list of the major events in R history since its creation:  1992: R development begins as a

“Which, in your personal judgment, is worse, if you could only choose ONE? — (a) A homosexual (b) A doctor who refuses to make a house call to someone seriously ill?”

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/07/27/which-in-your-personal-judgment-is-worse-if-you-could-only-choose-one-a-a-homosexual-b-a-doctor-who-refuses-to-make-a-house-call-to-someone-seriously-ill/Old polls are the greatest. From the Harris 1969 Changing Morality Survey: How many people knew a gay person? The gay penumbra was pretty small

Who was the first literary schlub?

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/07/26/when-was-the-first-literary-schlub/We were talking about Ted Heller / Sam Lipsyte (also here), whose books feature a similar lovable-loser character, someone who’s basically a good person but

What is a locus, anyway?

https://onunicornsandgenes.blog/2020/07/26/what-is-a-locus-anyway/”Locus” is one of those confusing genetics terms (its meaning, not just its pronunciation). We can probably all agree with a dictionary and with Wikipedia