Posts Tagged ‘stats’

Bring on the box plots : Methagora

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Bring on the box plots: Nature advocates these over bar #plots, solicits & then publishes an R #tool to create them

The Best Season to Get Pregnant | Science/AAAS | News

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Best Season to Get #Pregnant: not May. Unfortunately, winter babies will suffer more #healthproblems!

We’ve known for a long
time that summer babies are healthier than winter babies but not the why. …
Right. And these are babies that are born in the summer versus those that are born in the
winter. There’s been this correlation that’s been around for a long time. Scientists have
seen that children that are born in the winter tend to have more health problems later in
life. They tend to be slower growers, have higher incidences of mental illness, and even
early death.

Around 12 July interesting discussion of correlation between the months of ones birth and later
health problems. Winter born children are more susceptible to health problems. The theory
proposed is that this has to due with flu and the shortening and premature birth.

Who Wants to Be a Russian Billionaire? – Emerging Europe Real Time – WSJ

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Who Wants to Be a Russian #Billionaire? Has great #stats:
~100K people worth >$50M. Half live in US. via @changeist

Russia: 35% of the country’s entire wealth now in the hands of just 110 people….

Credit Suisse estimates that worldwide there are 98,700 “ultra-high net worth individuals,” or people worth $50 million or more. Almost half of them live in the United States.

Who Wants to Be a Russian Billionaire?

NYer: The Order of Things… & illustrations of how it changes with different weightings

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

What College Rankings Really Tell Us : The New Yorker

This is a very interesting article that illustrates the importance of considering the weighting various of features. It gives some very concrete examples of how one can get very different rankings by picking weights. All of this is in a sense obvious but it is nice to see spelled out with regard to school rankings.

Web Exclusive: Quantum Weirdness? It’s All in Your Mind: Scientific American

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

QM QBism v Copenhagen. Is Bayesian Belief better explaining
Schrodinger’s Cat than superimposed dead & alive states?

PLOS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

Monday, April 15th, 2013

CiteSeerX — Aide-Memoire. High-Dimensional Data Analysis: The Curses and Blessings of Dimensionality

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Congressional Proposal Could Create ‘Bubble’ in Tax Code –

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

As Nation and Parties Change, Republicans Are at an Electoral College Disadvantage –

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Income inequality: Who exactly are the 1%? | The Economist

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Top pct cutoff is $380k income in ’08 (avg $1.2m) with ~$7m net worth in ’09. Half of the income from wages and a quarter from interest.