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Why Not Learn to Code?   Leave a comment

I’m reading Jeff Atwood’s Please Don’t Learn to Code. He’s a software developer by trade, and I’m not. So take my comments with a grain of salt. Atwood writes, of NYC Mayor Bloomberg tweeting that he is learning to code using Codecademy: A noble gesture to garner the NYC tech community vote, for sure, but […]

A Toe Dipped into Sports Analytics   1 comment

One of the things I’m trying to do is to write about my experiences learning about sports analytics. I am learning more about it because it’s at the intersection of sports, data analysis, and statistical methods, three things I’m interested in. Recently, I read Scorecasting┬áby Moskowitz and Wertheim, a rather interesting book about the “conventional […]

Posted April 3, 2012 by techstep in blather, sports, statistics

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On odds ratios   Leave a comment

Even though I’ve had a fair amount of training in technical areas of statistics and probability, my work (primarily in the realm of “public policy”) does not generally lend itself to having to understand the intricacies of, say, GMM estimators. (Though sometimes I develop Monte Carlo simulations for sensitivity analysis.) The vast majority of what […]

Posted March 25, 2012 by techstep in blather, statistics

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