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Hammer (yes, that Hammer) on Analytics   Leave a comment

This morning, from the INFORMS Twitter feed, there was a link to a video from Hammer (formerly MC Hammer) about the importance of analytics in marketing rap music. It’s only a minute, and has clips from “U Can’t Touch This”, so you might as well watch it: As someone who loves rap, and loves working with […]

Posted May 3, 2012 by techstep in analytics, statistics

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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 by 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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