Monthly Archives: September 2014

P Values: What are they good for?

For this post, I am going to talk about one of our readings for this week. In a long-winded essay, Hurlbert and Lombardi (2009) assert their opinions on the role of P-values in null hypothesis significance testing (NHST). They rally … Continue reading

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How to develop your R skills without getting hangry.

Its 9am and my daughter, Genevieve, is down for her morning nap right on schedule, allowing me to write my first blog post. Little does she know, I’m writing about her. Right now she is just over a year old, … Continue reading

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A-ha Moment

This week, I had my first minor “Ah-ha!” moment while struggling on the same issue in homework 3 that I had on a previous problem in homework 2. For many of you, I’m sure this is a “duh”, but for … Continue reading

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Baseball and Statistics

After reading chapter three of The Signal and the Noise and without much mention of it on here yet I felt like this was a good opportunity to dive in.  The relationship between statistics and sports let alone statistics and … Continue reading

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Piracy in R

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate day, and your foray into the world of R graphics this week, here’s a little bit of what you can do when you put your mind to it. Yes, that’s an animated … Continue reading

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There’s No “R” in “Funny” But There’s Some “Funny” in “R”

There’s No “R” in “Funny” But There’s Some “Funny” in “R” In the spirit of Friday I wanted to dedicate my first blog entry to a lighter side of R. In the middle of working on last week’s homework assignment, … Continue reading

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R: Open Source Software at its finest.

When we were talking about how anyone can make packages yesterday in class it made me realize how user intrinsic R really is. It’s very rare that you get a software that is used by fortune 500 companies(companies like Pfizer … Continue reading

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