A while back, far longer than it should have been, D.G. Mayo asked me to stop by her place and comment on a couple of posts. But laziness and excessive travel (primarily laziness) have kept me from doing so. This … Continue Reading What Should Philosophers Of Statistics Do?
Start of long weekend, where the Nation trips happily outside into the warm summer sun. Well, sun anyway—more or less. … Continue Reading Top 20 Posts Of All Time: Reader’s Choice
Julian Champkin, editor of Significance magazine somehow came across the percipient insights of yours truly and asked me to write l’article controversé. Which I did. And with gusto. Champkin, a perspicacious individual with the insight and experience of one long … Continue Reading Why Do Statisticians Answer Silly Questions That No One Ever Asks?
You might have heard what happened to when Stanford professor Andrew Ng put his machine learning (a practical kind of statistical modeling) on line. He expected mild interest. One hundred thousand students signed up. This was enough to excite even … Continue Reading Interest In On-Line Statistics Courses?