The week in stats (Aug. 19th edition)

  • Data science is emerging as a new, hot field, but is it really different from statistics? Wesley from discusses why data science is more than just a title.
  • Are you in the market research industry? If you ever run into incomplete data, here is how machine learning can help to fill in the gaps.
  • This year, more than 6,000 people attended the Joint Statistical Meetings, the largest statistical meeting in the world. If you missed the 2013 JSM, this summary will bring you up to speed.
  • Why an infinite number of monkeys (or even just one monkey!) will eventually crank out a complete play every bit as melodramatic as The Bard’s famous Hamlet.
  • Egon Pearson (11 August 1895 – 12 June 1980) is one of the most prominent figures in the history of statistics. His most important contributions include the Neyman-Pearson (1933) theory of hypothesis testing, and promoting statistical methods in industry. However, most people fail to realize that Pearson’s contributions go well beyond hypothesis testing. Here are some early pioneering works of Pearson that have been neglected.

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