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Markov Chains explained visually
Markov chains, named after Andrey Markov, are mathematical systems that hop from one "state" (a situation or set of values) to another. For example, if you made a Markov chain model of a baby's behavior, you might include "playing," "eating", "sleeping," and "crying" as states, which together with other behaviors could form a 'state space': a list of all possible states. In addition, on top of the state space, a Markov chain tells you the probabilitiy of hopping, or "transitioning," from one state to any other state---e.g., the chance that a baby currently playing will fall asleep in the next five minutes without crying first.
math  statistics  visualization 
18 minutes ago by austinpmaher
Centre for Statistical Methodology - lshtm
"The LSHTM Centre for Statistical Methodology aims to gather statistical and methodological expertise across the School in order to strengthen our research capacity in epidemiology and public health, and exploit the richness and interdisciplinarity of the work carried out within the School."
statistics  research 
4 hours ago by jimmykduong
Explained Visually
Explained Visually (EV) is an experiment in making hard ideas intuitive inspired the work of Bret Victor's Explorable Explanations.

Regression, PCA, Eigenvalues, Pi, Sine/Cosine, Markov chains, Probability
math  programming  statistics  probability  visualization  pca  matrix  markov 
7 hours ago by lena
Why statistical discrimination is higher than is either socially optimal or Bayesian rational - Marginal REVOLUTION
But now introduce a further assumption.  There are multiple layers of evaluation, and at each layer people, and institutions, wish to be seen as successful talent spotters, mentors, and coaches.  High schools wish to promote students who will get into good colleges.  Colleges wish to invest in students who will get into best grad schools, or get the best jobs.  Firms wish to hire workers who will rise to CEO, even if elsewhere.  And so on.  Let’s say there are ten levels to this “game.”
statistics  discrimination  Cowen  Race 
9 hours ago by HispanicPundit
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey calls LeBron James best ever by a big margin
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is a stats guru. He says he has checked the numbers and there's no question: LeBron James is the best player in the history of the NBA "by a bit of a big margin."
Talking Wednesday in an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Morey said, "You look at his ability to generate wins and championship probability over time, and you basically break that down. You don't need all the numbers. You can watch as well and see that.
"But if you basically isolate that and also look at the career he's had, frankly I think at this point it's become a bit of a big margin, actually, where he's come out ahead. I know that's a little controversial."
basketball  lakers  lebron  statistics  GOAT 
9 hours ago by rgl7194
A Comprehensive Overview of Freshwater Usage in the United States [Infographic]
A Comprehensive Overview of Freshwater Usage in the United States August 16, 2018 at 01:46PM After thousands of years of civilization, many of us no longer need to dwell near freshwater sources to experience the benefits. Advances in technology have drastically changed the means of water collection, treatment, and distribution. In the following infographic, High Tide Technologies provides a comprehensive overview of freshwater usage in the United States. via Infographic Journal
iftt  All  Feeds  Statistics  EVC 
9 hours ago by leconeyc
13 Amazing World Records in Gambling [Infographic]
13 Amazing World Records in Gambling August 16, 2018 at 11:46AM There is no surprise that in the Guinness Book of World Records, there are many of records directly connected to gambling. The team at ANYGamble picked up some of the best ones and included them in the following infographic. For example, how long is the biggest blackjack table or how old is the oldest croupier in the world? The answers to these questions may surprise you. via Infographic Journal
iftt  All  Feeds  Statistics  EVC 
11 hours ago by leconeyc
What's Affecting Our Environment? [Infographic]
What’s Affecting Our Environment? August 16, 2018 at 11:15AM

The negligence of human civilization is creating havoc in the environment. Not one, not two, but in this infographic Infographic Design Team highlights five of those issues that are slowly pushing Earth on the verge of death. They also explain how we can reverse the ill-effects of human negligence on nature.

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via Infographic Journal
iftt  All  Feeds  Statistics  EVC 
12 hours ago by leconeyc
What You Should Know About Blood Transfusions [Infographic]
What You Should Know About Blood Transfusions August 16, 2018 at 11:15AM

Through blood donations, hundreds of lives can get the hope of beginning a new life. In this infographic by Infographic Design Team, learn more about this noble cause and pledge to be a superhero for those who are in need.

[Click here for full size version]

via Infographic Journal
iftt  All  Feeds  Statistics  EVC 
12 hours ago by leconeyc
Truck Accidents in Houston, Texas
Truck Accidents in Houston, Texas August 16, 2018 at 11:15AM

Houston leads the entire nation of the United States in fatal truck accidents. This infographic courtesy of The Baumgartner Law Firm covers the facts and statistics of big rig wrecks in Houston, Texas.

via Infographic Journal
iftt  All  Feeds  Statistics  EVC 
12 hours ago by leconeyc
Women in Technology | Facts | How to stop women mid-career leaving tech
It didn’t surprise me that women were leaving tech mid-career. Anecdotally, I hear it a lot. But there’s nothing like empirical evidence to bring the message home.  The number of women leaving tech mid-career is double that of men. What’s more, they’re not leaving to stay at home and mind the kiddies. The majority of women either leave to work outside of tech or go to start their own business. This suggests that though we may have a pipeline issue in attracting women to technology, we have a bigger retention issue.

85% of women in technology say they love their work. Women aged 25-35 cite ‘dissatisfaction at their tech career prospects’ with lack of role models as one of the reasons why.
tech  culture  leadership  management  feminism  gender  statistics 
12 hours ago by spaceninja

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