Stats 101: Chapter 3

Three is ready to go. I should re-emphasize one of the goals of this book. It is meant to be for that large host of unfortunates who are forced—I mean required—to take […]

Stats 101: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 is now ready for downloading—it can be found at this link. This chapter is all about basic probability, with an emphasis on understanding and not on mechanics. Because of this, […]

The Sean Bell shooting and probability

Yesterday, there were several protests in New York City. The participants were “outraged” over the recent acquittal of two black cops and one Lebanese cop who shot and killed Sean Bell, who […]

Stats 101: Chapter 1

UPDATE: If you downloaded the chapter before 6 am on 4 May, please download another copy. An older version contained fonts that were not available on all computers, causing it to look […]

Hitting or Pitching. Which wins more games?

By Tim Murray and William Briggs You obviously need to score runs to win baseball games, and buying better hitters does this for a team. But you also need to keep your […]

CONTEST: Preliminary Discussion of the “Best Internet Conspiracy Theory”

This is the first posting preliminary to the announcement of an Official Contest to find the Best Internet Conspiracy Theory. The Contest will be officially announced in about one week. This contest […]

CO2 and Temperature: which predicts which?

Parts of this analysis were suggested by Allan MacRae, who kindly offered comments on the exposition of this article which greatly improved its readability. The article is incomplete, but I wanted to […]

It was bound to happen

Remember how you used to cavalierly ignore those “Keep of the Grass Signs” in your un-enlightened youth? Well, you brutal, uncaring, beast. For it has finally been announced—from Europe, naturally, from the […]