Cédric Villani: ‘Mathematics is about progress and adventure and emotion’: Carole Cadwalladr:The second time I meet Cédric Villani is when I bump into him in the Eurostar terminal in Paris. But then how could I miss him? There are
crowds of milling businessmen and weekending couples but there, amid the
Sunday-night chaos of the Gare du Nord, is a figure who looks like he’s
somehow slipped the space-time continuum: Lord Byron on a mini break.
Or Baudelaire who has returned to Earth,
p-values banned!The journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP) made news recently by "banning" p-values. Here's the editorial that explains why and my summary of their major points:"...the null hypothesis significance testing procedure (NHSTP) is invalid...". "We believe that the p<0.5 bar is too easy to pass and sometimes serves as an excuse for lower quality research.""Confidence intervals suffer from an inverse problem that is not very different from that
Mon: Absolute skepticism equals absolute credulity (statistics edition) Rembrandt van Rijn (2) vs. Betrand Russell Tues: One simple trick to make Stan run faster George Carlin (2) vs. Barbara Kruger Wed: I actually think this infographic is ok Bernard-Henry Levy (3) vs. Jacques Derrida Thurs: Defaults, once set, are hard to change. Judy Garland (4) […]
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