Ted Cruz angling for a position in the Stanford poli sci department

In an amusing alignment of political and academic scandals, presidential candidate Ted Cruz was blasted for sending prospective voters in the Iowa Caucus this misleading mailer: Which reminds me of the uproar two years ago when a couple of Stanford political science professors sent prospective Montana voters this misleading mailer: I don’t know which is worse: having a “voting violation”…
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The Future has more Co-authors

Here’s something to noodle on while you finalize your ICML submissions.Have you ever heard of Max Martin? You probably haven’t, which is something considering he (currently) has 21 #1 hits in the United States. Lennon (26) and McCartney (32) have more, but Max Martin has the advantage of still being alive to catch up. A phenomenal genius, right? Well, yes,…
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Shiny Developer Conference

Really enjoying RStudio‘s Shiny Developer Conference | Stanford University | January 2016. Winston Chang just demonstrated profvis, really slick. You can profile code just by wrapping it in a profvis({}) block and the results are exported as interactive HTML widgets. For example, running the R code below: if(!(‘profvis’ %in% rownames(installed.packages()))) { devtools::install_github(‘rstudio/profvis’) } library(‘profvis’) nrow = 10000 ncol = 1000…
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Postdoc opportunity with Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and me in Berkeley!

Sophia writes: Mark Wilson, Zach Pardos and I are looking for a postdoc to work with us on a range of projects related to educational assessment and statistical modeling, such as Bayesian modeling in Stan (joint with Andrew Gelman). See here for more details. We will accept applications until February 26. The position is for 15 months, starting this Spring.…
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Top stories for Jan 24-30: 7 Common Data Science Mistakes; Businesses Will Need 1M Data Scientists by 2018

Top stories for Jan 24-30: 7 Common Data Science Mistakes; Businesses Will Need 1M Data Scientists by 2018 Previous post            Tweet Tags: Top stories 20 Questions to Detect Fake Data Scientists; TensorFlow Disappoints – Google Deep Learning falls shallow; 7 Common Data Science Mistakes and How to Avoid Them; Businesses Will Need One Million Data Scientists by…
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Empirical violation of Arrow’s theorem!

Well . . . I happened to be checking out Retraction Watch the other day and came across this: This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief. The authors have published results from exactly the same clinical study and patient population in 6 separate articles, without referencing the publications in any of the later articles: 1. Derosa,…
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Pitfall of XML package: issues specific to cp932 locale, Japanese Shift-JIS, on Windows

CRAN package XML has something wrong at parsing html pages encoded in cp932 (shift-jis).  In this report, I will show these issues and also their solutions which is workable at user side. I found the issues are common at least on both Windows 7 and 10 with Japanese language.  Though other versions and languages are not checked, the issues may…
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Hillary Clinton’s Biggest 2016 Rival: Herself

In a recent post I noted that despite Bernie Sanders doing better in many important indicators, Obama 2008 received 3x more media coverage than Sanders 2016. Reasonably, a reader of my blog noted that not all coverage was equal, that a presidential hopeful might be happier having no coverage than negative coverage. So I decided to do some textual analysis…
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FirstFuel Software: Data Scientists, Senior/Junior positions

Previous post Next post            Tweet Tags: Data Scientist, Energy Analytics, First Fuel, MA, Waltham Developing and deploying the core statistical/machine learning algorithms with the Research group; coding these algorithms in production quality software with the engineering team. At: FirstFuel SoftwareLocation: Waltham, MAWeb: www.firstfuel.com_Contact_: please send your cover email and CV to careers@firstfuel.comRESPONSIBILITIES Main responsibilities include: developing and…
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Data ScienceTech Institute, online (off-campus) education, starting March 2016

Previous post Next post            Tweet Tags: Data Science Education, DSTI, France, Online Education Data ScienceTech Institute announces the upcoming online education, allowing off-campus education in its programs MSc Data Scientist Designer and MSc Executive Big Data Analyst. It’s with great pleasure that Data ScienceTech Institute, via its Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board, is announcing the upcoming of HD telepresence technology in…
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