Terrible statistical writing: NatGeo Global Warming Article

I find it really hard to inform myself on certain issues when the mathematical arguments presented in articles just make no sense. I was reading this recent article by national geographic called “does the ‘global warming pause’ debate miss big picture” It starts out by stating that there’s been a decrease in the rate of … Continue reading Terrible statistical writing: NatGeo Global Warming Article

DataGotham 2013 Talk, or Japanese vs Russian reviews

/I gave a talk recently at DataGotham (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KfK0zOSo5U), and I’ve gotten a lot of questions about one particular/tr stat that I gave in that talk.  If you write a tip in Russian, then you’re 3 times as likely to hate the place than if you write it in Japanese.  Where does that come from? Well, … Continue reading DataGotham 2013 Talk, or Japanese vs Russian reviews

Casino Random Number Generator

Here’s how it works: the outcome of each round of the game is either 0 or 1.  Before the outcome is decided, players place bets on either side.  The total amounts bet on each side are confidential. After betting is closed, the outcome is calculated as the one with the least amount bet on it. … Continue reading Casino Random Number Generator

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