Categorical variables don’t make no never mind? Not!

Back in 1976, Howard Wainer published an article in Psychological Bulletin entitled, “Estimating linear coefficients in linear models: It don’t make no never mind.” Since I read this sometime in graduate school and I took

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Back in 1976, Howard Wainer published an article in Psychological Bulletin entitled, “Estimating linear coefficients in linear models: It don’t make no never mind.” Since I read this sometime in graduate school and I took

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When Data Misbehave: Categorical Data

Today I was thinking about categorical modeling, I suppose other people were thinking about art, music, unicorns and bunnies, but they are not me. I was going to title this blog post “Modeling categorical data,

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Today I was thinking about categorical modeling, I suppose other people were thinking about art, music, unicorns and bunnies, but they are not me. I was going to title this blog post “Modeling categorical data,

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Looking toward 2011

Las Vegas (twice), San Jose, Minneapolis, Seattle, Tunis Tunisia, Paris France, Washington DC (twice) , San Diego (lots), Santa Barbara (twice), Boston, St. Louis I know I am forgetting some places but that’s what they

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Las Vegas (twice), San Jose, Minneapolis, Seattle, Tunis Tunisia, Paris France, Washington DC (twice) , San Diego (lots), Santa Barbara (twice), Boston, St. Louis I know I am forgetting some places but that’s what they

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They’re not dumb, they’re REALLY different

A couple of nights ago, I had a nightmare. I dreamed that I couldn’t do math. I was having lunch with some colleagues and the bill was $24.82. Everyone handed me money and I had

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A couple of nights ago, I had a nightmare. I dreamed that I couldn’t do math. I was having lunch with some colleagues and the bill was $24.82. Everyone handed me money and I had

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The Surprising Face of the Future of Linux (Hint, it wasn’t in Tron)

It’s the holidays and people are drifting in and out of the house. Apparently there is lots of sleeping over going on, although no one bothered to ask me. If you lived here when you

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It’s the holidays and people are drifting in and out of the house. Apparently there is lots of sleeping over going on, although no one bothered to ask me. If you lived here when you

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Advice on marriage, Euclid & logistic regression

My friend, Gokor Chivichyan, a mixed martial arts instructor, once gave this questionable advice to his students, “Women usually just say they’re fat to get attention. So, me, I agree with them. If she says

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My friend, Gokor Chivichyan, a mixed martial arts instructor, once gave this questionable advice to his students, “Women usually just say they’re fat to get attention. So, me, I agree with them. If she says

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Getting Rid of 2011

I have been abysmal at following the reverb10 prompts but today’s has caught my eye. December 11 – 11 Things What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about

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I have been abysmal at following the reverb10 prompts but today’s has caught my eye. December 11 – 11 Things What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about

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Math and Computer Programming through Black Belt Eyes

In my misspent youth, I was the first American to win the world judo championships. This came about since I had a propensity to run my mouth off, which often led to fights. Those people

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In my misspent youth, I was the first American to win the world judo championships. This came about since I had a propensity to run my mouth off, which often led to fights. Those people

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Nesting, Local and Global Variables in SAS Macros

People who are following the reverb10 blogs would no doubt be disappointed by today’s post because it has absolutely nothing to do with finding my compass in life, unless life’s compass is possibly nested in

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People who are following the reverb10 blogs would no doubt be disappointed by today’s post because it has absolutely nothing to do with finding my compass in life, unless life’s compass is possibly nested in

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I Wonder What Would Have Happened If I Sucked at Math

On the front page of the Los Angeles Times today was a story about three of the middle schools in Los Angeles serving the highest proportion of students in poverty. My daughter, “The Perfect Jennifer”,

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On the front page of the Los Angeles Times today was a story about three of the middle schools in Los Angeles serving the highest proportion of students in poverty. My daughter, “The Perfect Jennifer”,

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