The Game: It’s almost D-day

Testing in the schools starts in a few weeks. We’ve been writing a computer game to teach math. Here is a look at some of the scenes. The poster is thanks to one of the

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Testing in the schools starts in a few weeks. We’ve been writing a computer game to teach math. Here is a look at some of the scenes. The poster is thanks to one of the

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Probability Rules: Why the house always wins

Let’s say that all you knew about probability were some basic rules. Would it be enough to convince you that gambling is a bad bet? I think so.  Let’s begin with these four: Probability of

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Let’s say that all you knew about probability were some basic rules. Would it be enough to convince you that gambling is a bad bet? I think so.  Let’s begin with these four: Probability of

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How (not) to be annoying

Okay, young people, the time has come for us to have a serious discussion. When I was young, I was very annoying. Now that I am old, I am frequently annoyed, proving thereby that God

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Okay, young people, the time has come for us to have a serious discussion. When I was young, I was very annoying. Now that I am old, I am frequently annoyed, proving thereby that God

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Problems with SAS On-Demand – Can’t log in?

I’ve been fairly positive about SAS On-demand but I think the keyword in that sentence is “fairly”. One of the major advantages of SAS over R (which has no formal tech support) and SPSS (which,

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I’ve been fairly positive about SAS On-demand but I think the keyword in that sentence is “fairly”. One of the major advantages of SAS over R (which has no formal tech support) and SPSS (which,

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When Talent Doesn’t Matter: Business Advice from a Pool-player

My long-time business partner, Dr. Erich Longie, is a very experienced pool player. Today, we were discussing a business decision where someone had to choose between two potential employees. One was exceptionally talented but not

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My long-time business partner, Dr. Erich Longie, is a very experienced pool player. Today, we were discussing a business decision where someone had to choose between two potential employees. One was exceptionally talented but not

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Why All Developers Need a Crappy Computer

I have a quad-core i5 with 12GB RAM on my desk that has an ethernet connection as well as a back-up wireless connection option. I also have a Macbook pro for business travel. These are

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I have a quad-core i5 with 12GB RAM on my desk that has an ethernet connection as well as a back-up wireless connection option. I also have a Macbook pro for business travel. These are

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A new semester, new SAS On-demand – how to get started

So, here we are with a new semester and my second try at using SAS On-Demand with SAS Enterprise Guide in my Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis class. I am toying with the idea of possibly

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So, here we are with a new semester and my second try at using SAS On-Demand with SAS Enterprise Guide in my Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis class. I am toying with the idea of possibly

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Are Blacks and Hispanics too Lazy to be Statisticians?

I am at the Western Users of SAS Software conference this week and just like the Joint Statistical Meetings, SAS Global Forum and SPSS Directions, there is about as much diversity here as at the

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I am at the Western Users of SAS Software conference this week and just like the Joint Statistical Meetings, SAS Global Forum and SPSS Directions, there is about as much diversity here as at the

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Why the cool kids won’t hang out with you: A guide to mentors

Many years ago, when I was a young MBA student, we were all advised to find mentors who would help our careers.  However, I found that many people I was interested in were not particularly

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Many years ago, when I was a young MBA student, we were all advised to find mentors who would help our careers.  However, I found that many people I was interested in were not particularly

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