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
Virtually anyone working with XML files in the context of the Digital Humanities, and especially in the context of scholarly digital editing, knows the oXygen XML editor. It is mature and packed with useful features, and yet every new version brings even …via The Dragonfly's Gaze March 28, 2020
Attention conservation notice: I have no taste, and no qualifications to opine on cryptozoology, folklore, economics, or humanistic geography. Anne Perry, The Cater Street Hangman Mind candy historical mystery. Enjoyable, but I fail to see why this should ha…via Three-Toed Sloth January 1, 0001
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