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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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Show notes:

The serial killer detector: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/27/the-serial-killer-detector

Puerto Rico death toll: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/08/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-death-toll.html

Machine learning is alchemy? https://twitter.com/haldaume3/status/938478425777377280

Tyler Schnoebelen on GANS https://twitter.com/tschnoebelen/status/939128421719961600

Excel follow up: https://www.wsj.com/articles/finance-pros-say-youll-have-to-pry-excel-out-of-their-cold-dead-hands-1512060948

LHC on Linear Digressions: http://lineardigressions.com/episodes/2016/2/23/hunting-for-the-higgs

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