Blast from the past

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/28/blast-from-the-past/Lizzie told me about this paper, “Bidirectionality, Mediation, and Moderation of Metaphorical Effects: The Embodiment of Social Suspicion and Fishy Smells,” which reports: As expected

This is not a post about remdesivir.

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/27/this-is-not-a-post-about-remdesivir/Someone pointed me to this post by a doctor named Daniel Hopkins on a site called KevinMD.com, expressing skepticism about a new study of remdesivir.

Age-period-cohort analysis.

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/27/age-period-cohort-analysis/Chris Winship and Ethan Fosse write: Since its beginnings nearly a century ago, Age-Period-Cohort analysis has been stymied by the lack of identification of parameter

Last post on hydroxychloroquine (perhaps)

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/26/last-post-on-hydroxychloroquine-perhaps/James “not this guy” Watson writes: The Lancet study has already been consequential, for example, the WHO have decided to remove the hydroxychloroquine arm from

RStudio 1.3 Released

https://blog.rstudio.com/2020/05/27/rstudio-1-3-release/ Today we’re excited to announce the general release of RStudio 1.3. This release features many major improvements to the IDE, including: Dramatically improved accessibility

The Role of the Data Scientist

https://blog.rstudio.com/2020/05/27/role-of-the-data-scientist/ Data Scientists Face an Existential Crisis The term data scientist has always been a bit controversial. William Cleveland coined the term in 2001 to

Alexey Guzey’s sleep deprivation self-experiment

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/26/alexey-guzeys-sleep-deprivation-self-experiment/Alexey “Matthew Walker’s ‘Why We Sleep’ Is Riddled with Scientific and Factual Errors” Guzey writes: I [Guzey] recently finished my 14-day sleep deprivation self experiment

Hydroxychloroquine update

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/25/hydroxychloroquine-update/Following up on our earlier post, James “not the cancer cure guy” Watson writes: I [Waston] wanted to relay a few extra bits of information