Misused statistical concepts

I have come across these basic truths of statistics several times in my learning experience. Nevertheless, I keep reading press articles and hearing news reports where they are ignored, to the purpose of telling stories that are all but true. The idea crossed my mind already several times, but today I was reading a post …

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Jupyter Notebook on Android tablet

All started with this article from Leonardo Uieda’s blog (thanks Leonardo). I had already tried to run Python on Android, using the Pyonic Python 3 interpreter.  Not bad, but… hey, it started to be hard to do anything else than the standard Python libraries. I needed something more. I needed all the standard libraries, numpy, …

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Forecasting using R

Rob J. Hyndman is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. He, together with George Athanasopoulos, has published the freely available book “Forecasting: Principles and Practice”, that can be found here or bought in its paper version at Amazon (amazon.com, amazon.com.uk, amazon.fr) or in its electronic version at …

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Gapminder.org: A fact based world review

I have a new idol. When I discovered this web site, thanks to the referral in the “Getting and Cleaning Data” MOOC on Coursera, little did I know about the gapminder.org web site, about Professor Hans Rosling from Sweden and his work as a Statistician and Global Health expert. But what really is gapminder.org? In …

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R and Ggplot Courses on Udemy

Prof. Charles Redmond has produced a series of short courses on the udemy.com platform. The courses follow the principle of being finalized to a specific task, and the tasks, in the first three courses of the series, follow logically from each other. These first three courses are: R, GGPlot and Simple Linear Regression R, GGPlot …

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