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Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks

This volume takes a positive spin on the field of statistics. Statistics is seen by students as difficult and boring, however, the authors of this book have eliminated that theory. Teaching Statistics: A Bag Of Tricks, brings together a complete set of examples, demonstrations and projects that not only will increase class participation but will […]

How Students Learn Statistics

Research in the areas of psychology, statistical education, and mathematics education is reviewed and the results applied to the teaching of college-level statistics courses. The argument is made that statistics educators need to determine what it is they really want students to learn, to modify their teaching according to suggestions from the research literature, and […]

The Go Developers Almanac

Go is a very enticing language. Not having taken more than a light jump into it, it has all the brevity of what I remember as a student learning C combined with the modern library support of Python today. Wanting to find the Go equivelant of The Java Developers Almanac, I ended up at socketloop.com. […]

Practicing the soroban

It looks like about an hour a day for a year or two for the first certification. The to-do list follows.

Ten Simple Rules for Reproducible Computational Research

This link via irreal is another “must read” if you’ve never done systems work before (coming from a system person myself, not a data person).

Why becoming a data scientist is NOT actually easier than you think

You mean… there is actually work involved?! Shocking. This is a valuable article.

The Infinite Abacus

An Infinite Abacus (AIA) is both a mathematical and computational tool. Its features include the ability to store any kind of numerical measurement along with the ability to retrieve it. Conceptually it may record any number of measurements, but from an analysis perspective it would only make sense to record a single value “on” a […]

Some Nice Books About Food

Haven’t cooked everything in them, but reading them sure made me hungry: * ϰ Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker Robin Robertson * ϰ Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats: Cut Out the Gluten and Enjoy an Even Healthier Vegan Diet with Recipes for Fabulous, Allergy-Free Fare Allyson Kramer * ϰ The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread: Gluten-Free, […]

From Death To Birth

ϕ From Death To Birth Two easy questions: * Why do we live? * What happens when we die? This is one of these books that only make sense when read at the right time. When is the right time? That is unique to the reader. Though when it is, the wisdom shared within cannot […]

Tidy Data

A huge amount of effort is spent cleaning data to get it ready for data analysis, but there has been little research on how to make data cleaning as easy and effective as possible. This paper tackles a small, but important, subset of data cleaning: data “tidying”. – Wickham Tidy Data is a must-read paper.