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Not So Standard Deviations


May 21, 2016

Roger and Hilary are back, with Hilary broadcasting from the west coast. Hilary and Roger discuss the possibility of scaling data analysis and how that may or may not work for companies like Palantir. Also, the latest on Theranos and the release of data from OkCupid. Show notes: BuzzFeed Article on Palantir: https://www.buzzfeed.com/williamalden/inside-palantir-silicon-valleys-most-secretive-company Roger’s Simply Statistics post on Palantir: http://simplystatistics.org/2016/05/11/palantir-struggles/ Looker: https://looker.com Data science done well looks easy: http://simplystatistics.org/2015/03/17/data-science-done-well-looks-easy-and-that-is-a-big-problem-for-data-scientists/ Latest on Theranos: http://www.wsj.com/articles/theranos-voids-two-years-of-edison-blood-test-results-1463616976 OkCupid Data Release: http://www.vox.com/2016/5/12/11666116/70000-okcupid-users-data-release Secret history of Silicon Valley: http://fr.slideshare.net/sblank/secret-history-why-stanford-and-not-berkeley Wealthfront blog: https://blog.wealthfront.com