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Not So Standard Deviations

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:


Feb 11, 2018

Hilary and Roger follow up on his talk at WEHI and the discussion on intelligence analysts. They also discuss Microsoft's R-related tools, movie spoilers, and other miscellaneous topics.

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Design sprint Episode 48: http://nssdeviations.com/48-peak-salesperson-mode

RevoScaleR: 


Jan 29, 2018

Hilary and Roger discuss the connection between intelligence analysts and data scientists, and Hilary helps Roger prepare for an upcoming talk.

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Engineers Shouldn’t Write ETL - https://multithreaded.stitchfix.com/blog/2016/03/16/engineers-shouldnt-write-etl/

Introduction to the “Duke Saga”: