Bernie electability update

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/03/09/bernie-electability-update/The other day we discussed an article, “New research suggests Sanders would drive swing voters to Trump — and need a youth turnout miracle to

Woof! for descriptive statistics

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/03/09/woof-for-descriptive-statistics/Gary Smith points to this news article in the Economist, “WOOF, CAKE, BOOM: stocks with catchy tickers beat the market,” which reports: In a study

Using R: simple Gantt chart with ggplot2

https://onunicornsandgenes.blog/2020/03/07/using-r-simple-gantt-chart-with-ggplot2/Jeremy Yoder’s code for a simple Gantt chart on the Molecular Ecologist blog uses geom_line and gather to prepare the data structure. I like using

Estimating the mortality rate from corona?

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/03/06/estimating-the-mortality-rate-from-corona/Aaron “Edlin factor” Edlin writes: What is the Gelman confidence interval for mortality rate from corona? My reply: I got nothin. Aaron continues: Would it

Junk Science Then and Now

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/03/06/junk-science-then-and-now/Many years ago, Martin Gardner wrote a book, Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, featuring chapters on flat earth and eccentric astronomy theories,

New Zealand Election Study webtool

http://freerangestats.info/blog/2020/03/07/nzes-appI release an improved and updated version of my crosstab webtool for exploring the New Zealand Election Study data, now covering 2017 as well as