Category Archives: Statistics

Jim Goodnight: Thriving on Big Data Analytics

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are considered the new new thing but Jim Goodnight sets the record straight: “That’s exactly what we have been doing in statistics for years and years. We just call it building a model where these … Continue reading

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Hans Rosling, Edutainer

In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ Rosling tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, … Continue reading

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Statistical Errors and Decision Making

  “99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.” ― Ron DeLegge II, Gents with No Cents “We are prone to blame decision makers for good decisions that worked out badly and to give them too … Continue reading

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Statistics and Machine Learning

The image above is taken from a data mining primer course SAS offered in 1998. Aatash Shah, CEO of Edvancer Eduventures, in KDnuggets: Machine learning requires no prior assumptions about the underlying relationships between the variables. You just have to throw … Continue reading

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The Role of Data in Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning

Oliver Schabenberger, EVP and CTO, SAS, on The difference between Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning: We can… distinguish statistical modeling, classical machine learning and modern machine learning by the role of the data. In statistical modeling, the data guide us to … Continue reading

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Data visualization: Plotting life expectancy against income for 200 countries over 200 years

    Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done … Continue reading

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Here They Come, Full of Statistics: Data Tools from 14 U.S. Federal Agencies (Video)

Here he comes big with Statistics, Troubled and sharp about fac’s. He has heaps of the Form that is thinkable—The stuff that is feeling he lacks.—Robert Louis Stevenson Our modern reliance on numbers and quantification was born and nurtured in … Continue reading

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