Category Archives: Statistics
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to the U.S. Census Bureau for the Statistical Abstract of the United States — acknowledging the abstract’s role as one of the premier reference sources for the past 133 years. … Continue reading
An electronic metering system that transformed TV ratings through the delivery of overnight ratings, the National People Meter is celebrating the big two-five this year.
From Bayesianbiologist: “This image comes from the cover of Preliminary Papers of the Second International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (1989)… I just love the idea of machine learning/AI/Statistics evoking a robot hand drawing a best fit line through some … Continue reading
The Great French mathematician Laplace wrote, “The theory of probabilities is at bottom nothing but common sense reduced to calculus.” Voltaire, his much older contemporary, added, “Common sense is not so common.–John Allen Paulos, Once Upon a Number
Pew Internet: The Future of Money in a Mobile Age “Recent Pew Internet surveys find that one in ten Americans have used their cell phone to make a charitable contribution by text message, that more than one-third of smartphone owners have … Continue reading
The Economist: In the G20 countries, the internet economy will grow at more than 10% annually for the next five years and by 2016 reach $4.2 trillion, or 5.3% of GDP—up from $2.3 billion and 4.1% in 2010, according to … Continue reading