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An earlier post, "Big Data the Big Hassle," waxed negative. So let me now give credit where credit is due.What's true in time-series econometrics is that it's very hard to list the third-most-important, or even second-most-important, contribution of Big Data. To a good approximation, there aren't any. Which makes all the more remarkable the mind-boggling -- I mean completely off-the-charts -- success of the first-most-important contribution: volatility estimation from high-frequency […]

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Today I’m going to do my best to explain Andrew Gelman’s recent intriguing post on his blog for the sake of non-statisticians including myself (hat tip Catalina Bertani). If you are a statistician, and especially if you are Andrew Gelman, please do correct me if I get anything wrong. Here’s his post, which more or […]

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Color exists on a continuous spectrum, but we bin them with names and descriptions that reflect perception and sometimes culture. …Tags: color, language, Wikipedia

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What is a mathematical proof? Way back when I was a college freshman, I could give you a precise answer: A proof of a statement S is a finite sequence of assertions S(1), S(2), … S(n) such that S(n) = S and each S(i) is either an axiom or else follows from one or more […]

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MindAfterMath tweeted: @MindAfterMath

RT @TavishBell: useful visualizations of 8 different sorting #algorithms to show behaviors, pros/cons & performance: http://t.co/CjHmYoU6fS…

2014-11-26 12:38:32

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2014-11-26 12:37:24

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2014-11-26 12:36:35

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It takes the world about 2 city blocks to dissolve into a milky nothing. #fog

2014-11-26 12:32:39

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"Hong Kong protests: Dozens arrested as sites demolished" http://t.co/9UI7F7NImQ http://t.co/pV6nuPhg0I

2014-11-26 12:22:17

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"Vision Statement: How to Lie with Charts" https://t.co/828Hd2zCYS ht @visioncarto http://t.co/PyruiotyeB

2014-11-26 12:16:18

rmathematicus tweeted: @rmathematicus

“@dhayton: Washington Irving’s infamous biography of Columbus not as unhinged as I had assumed, though silly in ways I hadn’t. #flatearth"

2014-11-26 11:29:59

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“@AcademicsSay: "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." - Douglas Adams”

2014-11-26 11:29:17

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