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Not So Standard Deviations

May 17, 2018

Hilary and Roger follow up on Uber's self-driving car accident, sensitivity and specificity, Ronald Fisher's final destination, and Wes McKinney's announcement of Ursa Labs. Also, this episode debuts a new segment: Hilary at Work!

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Cambridge Analytica shutting down:


Apr 27, 2018

Hilary and Roger discuss design and data analysis, the recent Women in Analytics Conference at Facebook, presentation formats, and the value of PhD training.

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Hilary's presentation slides

Roger's blog post on Simply Statistics

Stacked pie charts

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Apr 12, 2018

Hilary and Roger discuss the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story, what explainable AI tries to get at, and Hilary's secret trick for data analysis. Also, we respond to some listener questions and feedback.

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What You Need to Know About Air France Flight 447

Perth cycle group draws a numbat

XKCD on violin...


Mar 16, 2018

Roger and Hilary respond to some listener feedback and questions and get sidetracked into a long discussion about transporting data analytic techniques from one context to another. Also the return of free advertising!

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Elizabeth Holmes charged with fraud:


Mar 1, 2018

Hilary and Roger discuss limiting the number of loaded R packages, more Microsoft, whether A/B testing is dead, and transcendental meditation.

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Follow up on number of DLLs allowed: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36974206/error-maximal-number-of-dlls-reached

David Smith's Blog post: