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For my second mystery novel of the year, I decided to do Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. I know this was a really famous movie when it came out, but somehow I went into this not knowing anything about the plot or mystery at all. I highly recommend this to anyone who can manage it. I … Continue reading Year of Mystery Novels, Part 2: Mystic River...
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I was going to write a post about how hard it was to find what grades mean at different schools (e.g., at UMCP W (for withdraw) means the student dropped the course, but at UT Austin its Q (for Quit?)) but then I found that my Googling Name of school grade key I could find it.  Okay, so grade keys are not that hard to find. WEB BAD: However, course descriptions are. Both questions (what grade...
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I happened to run across this article from 2004, “The Persistence of Underpowered Studies in Psychological Research: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies,” by Scott Maxwell and published in the journal Psychological Methods. In this article, Maxwell covers a lot of the material later discussed in the paper Power Failure by Button et al. (2013), and the […] The post Low power and th...
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I saw this news article: Multiple federal agencies investigated claims that former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight groped and verbally sexually harassed several female employees when he gave a speech at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in July 2015, according to newly-released documents. . . . he had slapped a “senior woman … on [her] butt” […] The post Let’s...
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From “readymade” works to surreal hash table wildness in chess programs fooled by him Toutfait.com source Marcel Duchamp was a leading French chess player whose career was sandwiched between two forays into the art world. He played for the French national team in five chess Olympiads from 1924 to 1933. He finished tied for fourth […]...
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In response to a colleague who was a bit scared of posting some work up on the internet for all to see, Bob Carpenter writes: I like the big audience for two reasons related to computer science principles. The first benefit is the same reason it’s scary. The big audience is likely to find flaws. […] The post Bob likes the big audience appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Infe...
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When does it make sense to shoot a rabbit with a cannon? I was reminded of this question recently when I happened to come across this exchange in the comments section from a couple years ago, in the context of the finding patterns in the frequencies of births on different days: Rahul: Yes, inverting a […] The post Of rabbits and cannons appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inferenc...
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Related to our (Aki, Andrew, Jonah) Pareto smoothed importance sampling paper I (Aki) received a few times a comment that why bother with Pareto smoothing as you can always choose the proposal distribution so that importance ratios are bounded and then central limit theorem holds. The curse of dimensionality here is that the papers they […] The post The curse of dimensionality and finite vs....
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Mikaela Shiffrin won her first gold medal in PyeongChang with a fraction of…Tags: New York Times, Olympics, skiing...
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This is fun. It’s a fantasy map generator with the following rules: Project…Tags: fantasy, generator...
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