Statisticians need an Occam, or at least a razor

                  My initial exposure to Occam’s razor came in my first undergraduate economics class. Perhaps due to my tender years, it made a great impression, and I

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                  My initial exposure to Occam’s razor came in my first undergraduate economics class. Perhaps due to my tender years, it made a great impression, and I

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Random basic SAS tips on ranuni, sampling with replacement & junk

1. Use the data sets in the sashelp directory for dummy data. 2. The RANUNI function is worth remembering Today I needed to check something.  Specifically, I was using the ranuni function to generate random

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1. Use the data sets in the sashelp directory for dummy data. 2. The RANUNI function is worth remembering Today I needed to check something.  Specifically, I was using the ranuni function to generate random

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Business Ideas Sparked by Twitter

COMPLETELY RANDOM THOUGHTS on business sparked by twitter…. I live just south of Malibu, a city filled with the type of houses God would have built if he only he’d had enough money. Often, I’ll

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COMPLETELY RANDOM THOUGHTS on business sparked by twitter…. I live just south of Malibu, a city filled with the type of houses God would have built if he only he’d had enough money. Often, I’ll

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ASA’s New Look : It’s not your father’s statistical association

Photo from Nic Cubrilovic. Creative Commons license. Thanks, dude! It’s been 15-20 years since I was last a member of the American Statistical Association. I read an article in their journals occasionally but not much

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Photo from Nic Cubrilovic. Creative Commons license. Thanks, dude! It’s been 15-20 years since I was last a member of the American Statistical Association. I read an article in their journals occasionally but not much

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Making Statistics Interesting (No, really!) with SAS On-Demand

In a few (okay, a lot) of my previous posts I talked about how you could get set up with SAS On-Demand, problems you might have, programs to run. Now we get to the crux

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In a few (okay, a lot) of my previous posts I talked about how you could get set up with SAS On-Demand, problems you might have, programs to run. Now we get to the crux

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Guest Post: SOPA by Julia De Mars

Last week, I was relaxing in bed reading a book when my daughter, Julia, came storming into the room. She demanded, “Mom! Have you heard of SOPA?” I informed her that yes, in fact, I

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Last week, I was relaxing in bed reading a book when my daughter, Julia, came storming into the room. She demanded, “Mom! Have you heard of SOPA?” I informed her that yes, in fact, I

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Can’t log in to SAS On-demand? Maybe this is why

The other night, I was annoyed. This is a common state for me, so not too surprising.  I was annoyed because I could not log on to SAS On-demand. I would click the icon on

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The other night, I was annoyed. This is a common state for me, so not too surprising.  I was annoyed because I could not log on to SAS On-demand. I would click the icon on

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Learning from the mistakes of others

Three times within a very short period I have seen technology offerings that I thought were an epic fail. In one case I was a beta tester, in one, a regular user and in the

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Three times within a very short period I have seen technology offerings that I thought were an epic fail. In one case I was a beta tester, in one, a regular user and in the

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Data for Nothing and Your SAS for Free

(If you are too young to remember the song, “Money for nothing and your chicks for free”, I guess the title of this post is not nearly as amusing to you as it was to

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(If you are too young to remember the song, “Money for nothing and your chicks for free”, I guess the title of this post is not nearly as amusing to you as it was to

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Codecademy’s New Clothes

Seriously, someone has to say something about Codecademy ‘s courses. I feel like the little kid in the story The Emperor’s New Clothes. You know, the one where supposedly the clothes are made from cloth

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Seriously, someone has to say something about Codecademy ‘s courses. I feel like the little kid in the story The Emperor’s New Clothes. You know, the one where supposedly the clothes are made from cloth

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