Statisticians and Sanity

My paper on data visualization next week may be the most useful thing I do this year, if I succeed in convincing my audience, that is. Fact: Statisticians have failed in a very important respect.

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My paper on data visualization next week may be the most useful thing I do this year, if I succeed in convincing my audience, that is. Fact: Statisticians have failed in a very important respect.

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Why presenting at conferences can be good & I’m not a moron

My friend demanded. “Are you crazy?” (Only your real friends feel free to begin conversations this way.) “Why in the HELL are you doing five presentations at that conference? For free!  Can you even tell

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My friend demanded. “Are you crazy?” (Only your real friends feel free to begin conversations this way.) “Why in the HELL are you doing five presentations at that conference? For free!  Can you even tell

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Homer Simpson & Ketchup Packet Sex Meet World Statistics Day

Statistics is definitely in. In the last month I’ve gotten three invitations to “tech events” from organizations which will remain nameless on the grounds that I may want to do business with them some time

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Statistics is definitely in. In the last month I’ve gotten three invitations to “tech events” from organizations which will remain nameless on the grounds that I may want to do business with them some time

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What’s Awesome about OpenGov

I am a huge fan of the OpenGov initiative. In brief, this is an effort mandated by executive order to increase transparency in government. One of the major benefits to people like me with equal

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I am a huge fan of the OpenGov initiative. In brief, this is an effort mandated by executive order to increase transparency in government. One of the major benefits to people like me with equal

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Ted x American Riviera: Thinking Different

I just got back from the Tedx American Riviera. The American Riviera (Riviera apparently being an ancient Indian word meaning “place with nice weather and scenery that is full of rich people”) was held in

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I just got back from the Tedx American Riviera. The American Riviera (Riviera apparently being an ancient Indian word meaning “place with nice weather and scenery that is full of rich people”) was held in

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Mucking about with data & making life better

We interrupt the prior rambling discussion of high performance computing for a new rambling discussion. A lot of things bother me – hate crimes, domestic violence, terrorism, drug-related crimes in Mexico, low college graduation rates

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We interrupt the prior rambling discussion of high performance computing for a new rambling discussion. A lot of things bother me – hate crimes, domestic violence, terrorism, drug-related crimes in Mexico, low college graduation rates

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Getting on the super (computer) highway

Hurray, you! You read my last post and now have your data on the high performance computing cluster wherever it is that people were silly enough to give someone like you access. You have an

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Hurray, you! You read my last post and now have your data on the high performance computing cluster wherever it is that people were silly enough to give someone like you access. You have an

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Super-computing doesn’t take super powers: Part I

“How often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we hold the key.” I remember listening to that song by The Eagles at the Mississippi River Fest

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“How often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we hold the key.” I remember listening to that song by The Eagles at the Mississippi River Fest

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