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Numbers Rule Your World
Numbers Rule Your World: The hidden influence of probability and statistics on everything you do." It is published by McGraw-Hil
Larry Wasserman's (positive) review of "The Search...
What can search predict?
Numbers Rule Your World
Though the suspense is killing me,I hope it lasts!
Open source mapping lab
[image: Tangram from Mapzen] Mapzen focuses on building open source mapping components for developers. We design things that can be provided as a service,...
Video introduction to data manipulation with dplyr
Hadley Wickham's dplyr package is a great toolkit for getting data ready for analysis in R. If you haven't yet taken the plunge to using dplyr, Kevin Markham...
Hypothesis: pie charts are correlated with muddled thinking. But which direction is the causal arrow?
RealClimate (link) deserves a pie in the face for printing a set of pie charts. (Thanks to @guitarzan for the tip.) This is a case of the chart telling a dif...
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
“An exact fishy test”
Macartan Humphreys supplied this amusing demo. Just click on the link and try it—it’s fun! Here’s an example: I came up with 10 random numbers: > round(....
Fitness Apartheid Full Transcript
This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Fitness Apartheid” [MUSIC: Rob Bridgett, “ava”] Theda Palmer SAXTON: I’m Dr. Theda Palmer Saxton. I...
Kenneth Benoit's Home Page
The Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data (NYU Fall 2014)
Sponsored by: NYU Department of Politics 2014 pdf version of Course handout Instructor: Prof Kenneth Benoit, LSE Details: Class meets TUESDAYS 10:00 – 11:5...
Complexity and Social Networks Blog
PhD program in Complex Networks at IMT
Readers of this blog might find this doctoral program to be of interest: 2014/15 PhD program in Complex Networks at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca ...
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right
The Quantitative Peace
I am currently working on migrating the blog from Typepad to Wordpress, so we may experience some significant disruptions over the next week or two. As such,...
The Monkey Cage
Tomorrow We Move to the Washington Post. Here Is How to Follow Us.
We will be debuting at the Washington Post tomorrow—Wednesday, September 25. Soon thereafter, our current URL —themonkeycage.org—will redirect to their si...
Social Science Statistics Blog
App Stats: Roberts, Stewart, and Tingley on "Topic models for open ended survey responses with applications to experiments"
We hope you can join us this Wednesday, May 1, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Molly Roberts, Brandon Stewart, and Dustin Tingley, all from the Dep...
Zero Intelligence Agents
Revisiting “Ranking the popularity of programming languages”: creating tiers
In a post on dataists almost two years ago, John Myles White and I posed the question: “How would you rank the popularity of a programming language?”. F...
I realize that I haven’t been posting much here. We had some plans to use the Applied Statistics blog for other purposes but it didn’t really work out, so ...
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