Category Archives: Fun with Statistics

R Packages, easy as a delicious dessert

I have long wanted to write R packages.  But for some reason, I thought that I wasn’t capable of such a feat.  “R package authors are super stars, I’m just me,” I would think in a mix of despair and … Continue reading

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Shiny!

I am on a class-taking spree.  I finished up Practical Machine Learning Coursera class, and just started in on the Developing Data Products class. What is a data product?  Here’s a short description of the course: 

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Animated Gif with R Code and Dataset

I had such a good time making animated gifs of weather data, I decided to go back for more.  Here is an animation of the low temperatures from January 1,  to April 1, 2014.  See if you can spot a … Continue reading

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I Stand Corrected… Or Do I?

Just yesterday I received an email from Dr. Douglas Furton, a Physics Professor at Grand Valley State University.  Dr. Furton had read my blog post about One-Handed Solitaire in which I used simulations to find the probability of winning such a game.  Finding himself … Continue reading

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A Statistical Analysis of the Humans of New York Blog

The students in my Intro Statistics classes are diligently working on their Statistics Projects.  Every time I meet with a project group, I get excited and inspired by their ideas.  So what to do with all that inspiration?  Why not … Continue reading

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Statistical Performance Art Competitors: I Challenge Thee!

The American Statistical Association is holding a competition to help commemorate their 175th year: Entrants will submit a short (<5 min.) video of their statistically themed performance online by January 1, and an esteemed panel of judges will notify finalists … Continue reading

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Screwing Up the National Anthem

I just saw this NSFW (due to language) data visualization & analysis by Reuben Fischer-Baum of when singers of the United States’ national anthem first flub the lyrics based on 26 youtube videos. I slightly altered their graphic to make it … Continue reading

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Capital Bikeshare Data Release

The Simply Statistics Blog‘s “Sunday Statistics Roundups” are always an interesting read.  These posts tend to bring together links about statistics in the news, contests, conferences, and also data sets.  This week’s roundup had a link to a really interesting data … Continue reading

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Art of Science

I just found out that my submission is going to be included in the Art of Science Exhibition, which is sponsored by the Brown University Division of Biology and Medicine Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.  Here is the invitation … Continue reading

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