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Not So Standard Deviations

Dec 20, 2016

Roger travels to Washington, DC to talk with Daniel Morgan, Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation and Terah Lyons, Policy Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. The discussion covered open data, the process of making data available, standards for data formats (and their relation...


Dec 14, 2016

Hilary and Roger talk about building data science products that provide a good user experience while adhering to some kind of ground truth, whether it’s in medicine, education, news, or elsewhere. Also Gilmore Girls. Show notes: HIll’s criteria for causation:...


Nov 30, 2016

Roger sits down with Amelia McNamara, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistical and Data Sciences at Smith College, to talk about data science, data journalism, visualization, the problems with R, and adult coloring books. Show Notes: Amelia McNamara’s web site: http://www.science.smith.edu/~amcnamara/index.html...


Nov 16, 2016

Hilary and Roger recover from last week’s U.S. election. There’s not really any data science (or much of anything else) in this episode, but if you’re just wondering how things are going, here it is. (Note: Patreon subscribers will not be charged for this episode)


Oct 27, 2016

Hilary and Roger go through the overflowing mailbag to respond to listener questions. Topics include causal inference in trend modeling, regression model selection, using SQL, and data science certification. Show notes: Professor Kobre's Lightscoop Standard Version Bounce Flash...