Browsing All posts tagged under »Statistics«

A “New Data Epistemology”

May 17, 2015 by

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Does visualizing data change the way you think about that data?  I believe it does.  But so does what data we are collecting in the first place.  This will be a lengthy post.  But stick with it.  In the end, I hope to propose what I term the “new data epistemology.”  It is something I […]

Using statistics to lie, and why democracy needs statistical literacy

August 3, 2012 by

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I have often argued that we should encourage more statistical literacy in school and society in general.  This is not just because I am a statistics nerd.  Statistics is a language just like English; you can use it to describe the world, to clarify and the generalize.  You can also use it to lie or […]

Flocking behavior, swarm models, and art

February 11, 2011 by

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Seems like swarm algorithms and flocking behavior are pretty popular these days.  Visualizations of those algorithms are pretty sparse, though.  Today I ran across the work of some architecture students, Hyun Chang Cho, Jun Ho Cho, and Eun Ki Kang, all involved in some really cool visualizations. Another impressive swarm visualization comes from Samuel Brisette […]

Stats with Cats

February 4, 2011 by

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I have a cat named Ellis. (Disclosure: that is not really a picture of my cat. My camera isn’t working. Taken from Big Black Cat.org) Ellis is usually not very helpful with my statistics questions, but I just wanted to inform our readers of a really fantastic cat/website that can help.  For an excellent introduction […]