Book and publishing history 🚟
Self-published books by John Swartzwelder, an Emmy-winning writer for the Simpsons. I don't know anything about him nor have I read the books. I find it interesting that he has been self-publishing for so long.
Data analysis and Bayesian statistics ⚽
“Why We Sleep — a tale of institutional failure”
Discussion of research misconduct. My note: Gelman's clearly worried about Gersham's law. If bad research really is outcompeting good research for funding, clearly that's the NSF's or NIH's fault, not (really) the original researcher's. Also, spectacularly bad research almost never gets funded. So there are limits to the harm that "Gersham" does.
Course: Algorithms - Lede 2018
"A course on algorithms used in journalism, for beginning Python programmers. Taught at the Lede program, Columbia Journalism School, summer 2018 by Jonathan Stray. Some parts adapted from previous work, as noted."
On Chance and Unpredictability: lectures on thelinks between mathematical probability and the realworld.
Textbook/lectures by David Aldous. Looks wonderful.
Articles from blogs I follow around the net
Our GIS workshop series will continue virtually this semester. Unfortunately, because we can’t handout laptops to our attendees, we’re unable to provide ArcGIS Pro to non-UVA users. To be clear, ArcGIS Pro is NOT required to attend the sessions, but it is…via Scholars’ Lab August 27, 2021
One of the goals of a new World Wide Web: the Decentralized Web was to help people make money by publishing on the web. There are approaches to this such as Coil, but the vision in the paper has not … Continue reading →via Brewster Kahle's Blog November 16, 2020
Attention conservation notice: An invitation to put a lot of effort into writing about a recondite academic topic, only to have it misunderstood by anonymous strangers. Having agreed to be an area chair (area TBD), I ought to publicize the call for papers for the…via Three-Toed Sloth January 1, 0001
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