# Search results for ‘model’

## The Usefulness Of Historical Analogues: Russian – West Intelligentsia Parallels Example

Ed Lorenz back in 1961 was running, on a computer!, a simple weather model, with twelve full parameters. This was in the days of punch cards and paper print outs. He wanted […]

## Breaking: Wind From Tropical Cyclones Cure Hemorrhoids

Lost count of the number of “studies” that feel—not think—that they must invoke terror to justify their undertaking. Take this peer-reviewed gem from Nature Communications by Robbie M. Parks and a slew […]

## BLACK! Babies Die At White Doctors’ Hands! Wee Ps Say So

Week or two back the world was shocked to learn that white doctors were killing BLACK! babies. Not the ones that haven’t escaped their mothers’ wombs: that’s old, and even welcome, news. […]

## The Predictive Way Is The Only Way In Statistics: Sick Cow Edition

What is the purpose of modeling? There can be only two. The first is to say what happened, to explain. But in order to do this one must first assume what one […]

## Z-Scores Are Misleading & Create Panic: Or, How Not To Compare Pandemics

A number of people panicked to the point their minds have turned to quivering jelly, angry at my calmness, have been emailing and tweeting me the equivalent of “Oh yeah, smart guy? […]

## Coronavirus Update XVII: End The Farce Now

All the good stuff, caveats, code, data sources and explanations are linked, some in Update III, and the most important in Update II, Update IV, Update V, Update VI, Update VII, Update […]

## Peak Coronavirus Idiocy Contest

Here are some entries for the First Annual Coronavirus Peak Idiocy Awards. Since this disease, or another like it, is likely to recur, this will likely not be our last year. Enter […]

## An Infinity of Null Hypotheses — Another Anti-P-Value Argument

This is extracted from this set of papers, which should be read in full. An ordinary regression model is written      mu = beta_0x_1 + … + beta_0x_p, where mu is the […]