Category Archives: Bayesian Reasoning

World population visualization

Although all the countries in the world are represented in the bubble chart below, only the labels of those countries with the largest populations are shown (via

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May reading list

Does reading make you a better person. Probably not! But reading is a great way to expand your horizons. So, now that the spring semester is almost over, this is what we will be reading during the month of May: … Continue reading

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Little Data

You  may already be familiar with the term Big Data, datasets that are so gigantic that special computational methods are required to analyze them. But how about some “little data” for your pleasure? The frequency analysis pictured above, for example, … Continue reading

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Follow the money

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Was the march for science a waste of time?

Probably. But we loved all the geeky posters and colorful outfits. Special shout out to whoever designed the T-shirt pictured below.

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Starve the beast: let’s just repeal the 16th Amendment

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Which occupations are “robot-proof”?

Take the quiz here. (Hat tip: the amazing Tyler Cowen.)

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