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Not So Standard Deviations

Dec 15, 2017

An end-of-year episode chock full of topics! Roger and Hilary discuss using Excel, detecting serial killers, counting hurricane-related deaths, and whether it's possible to evaluate a data analysis without knowing who the author is. 

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Dec 4, 2017

Hilary and Roger revisit GANs and discuss what makes for a good data analysis.

Show notes:

NYT Article on software problem: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/05/us/data-revised-on-soot-in-air-and-deaths.html

Callisto: https://www.projectcallisto.org/what-we-do

Universal Paperclips:


Nov 22, 2017

Hilary and Roger discuss when to hire a data scientist, the Kaggle State of Data Science and Machine Learning Survey, and the lack of tools for tracking changes to data.

Show notes:

Stickers at Sonos: https://twitter.com/jahilliar/status/926153450857082880

John Carmack on git:


Nov 8, 2017

Roger went to the rOpenSci Oz Unconference and Hilary led a design sprint. 

Show notes:

rOpenSci OzUnconf 2017: http://ozunconf17.ropensci.org

Summary of OzUnconf by Nick Tierney: https://ropensci.org/blog/2017/10/31/ozunconf2017/

How do you convince people to use R? 


Oct 20, 2017

Hilary and Roger discuss listener names, facial recognition, coding boot camps, wildfires in California, edge computing, and AR measuring apps. Plus, more on stickers!

Show notes:

Biometric Menagerie: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20075454

Coding boot camps closing down: