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Aaronepower/tokei: A program that allows you to count your code, quickly.
A program that allows you to count your code, quickly. - Aaronepower/tokei
yesterday by sissbruecker
40 Benefits Of Owning Pets | Daily Infographic
40 Benefits Of Owning Pets October 20, 2018 at 08:06AM Who doesn’t love a furry friend? Or maybe a water-bound friend? Or a reptile friend? The possibilities (and benefits) are endless! What’s your reason to have an animal companion? The American Pet products association calculated in 2016 that there were around 78 million dogs and 86 million cats owned in the United States. This means […]

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iftt  All  Feeds  Statistics  EVC 
yesterday by leconeyc
[1802.06764] Stability of items: an experimental test
The words of a language are randomly replaced in time by new ones, but long since it was observed that words corresponding to some items (meanings) are less frequently replaced then others. Usually, the rate of replacement for a given item is not directly observable, but it is inferred by the estimated stability which, on the contrary, is observable. This idea goes back a long way in the lexicostatistical literature, nevertheless nothing ensures that it gives the correct answer. The family of Romance languages allows for a direct test of the estimated stabilities against the replacement rates since the protolanguage (Latin) is known and the replacement rates can be explicitly computed. The output of the test is threefold: first, we prove that the standard approach which tries to infer the replacement rates trough the estimated stabilities is sound; second, we are able to rewrite the fundamental formula of Glottochronology for a non universal replacement rate (a rate which depends on the item), third, we give indisputable evidence that the stability ranking is far to be the same for different families of languages. This last result is also supported by comparison with the Malagasy family of dialects. As a side result we also provide some evidence that Vulgar Latin and not Late Classical Latin is at the root of modern Romance languages.
linguistics  chronology  rather-interesting  simulation  statistics  heterogeneity  it's-more-complicated-than-you-think  to-write-about  cladistics 
yesterday by Vaguery
October Amplifies the Worst of Baseball—So Why Are the Games So Good?
"The league championship series have produced compelling drama, as well as some warnings of where the sport is going"
baseball  sports  statistics 
2 days ago by jimmykduong
Pictures at a Basketball Revolution
"The Clippers and Second Spectrum just introduced Clippers CourtVision, a product that could revolutionize the way we watch and talk about the NBA. But what happens when every basketball question has an answer and all the magic tricks can be explained? Is it possible to know too much about the game we love?"
basketball  sports  technology  graphics  statistics 
2 days ago by jimmykduong
The hacker's guide to uncertainty estimates · Erik Bernhardsson
I made a New Year’s resolution: every plot I make during 2018 will contain uncertainty estimates. Nine months in and I have learned a lot, so I put together a summary of some of the most useful methods.
python  statistics  plots 
2 days ago by lena
What happens when everyone in a room keeps giving dollars to random others? • Decision Science News
Annie Duke:
<p>When we were giving a talk at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern we met Uri Wilensky, who shared with us a simulation he likes to assign.
<p>Imagine a room full of 100 people with 100 dollars each. With every tick of the clock, every person with money gives a dollar to one randomly chosen other person. After some time progresses, how will the money be distributed?</p>

If on quick reflection you thought “more or less equally”, you are not alone. I asked 5 super-smart PhDs this question and they all had the same initial intuition.

How does the distribution look? Play the movie above to see. [You'll have to click through; the video doesn't have an embed.] Here’s how it works.

The movie shows 5,000 clock ticks in less than a minute.

The Y axis shows the number of dollars each person has. It starts at 45 dollars each.

On the x-axis we have 45 people.

The red bars show the wealth of each person at each tick of the clock.

The blue bars are the same as red bars, but sorted to show how wealth is distributed. The rightmost blue bar is the height of the highest red bar, and so on down.

Don’t believe it? Play with R and tidyverse and gganimate code yourself.

Inequality can arise from seemingly innocuous policies — you need to keep an eye on it.</p>

Ah, hello, Mr Pareto. The penthouse suite as usual? (From Decision Science News, a once-weekly signup newsletter.) There's more discussion <a href="">here</a>.
economics  simulation  statistics  inequality  pareto 
2 days ago by charlesarthur
Ethics in statistical practice and communication: Five recommendations
Ethics in statistics is about more than good practice. It extends to the communication of uncertainty and variation. Andrew Gelman presents five recommendations for dealing with fundamental dilemmas
andrew.gelman  statistics  communication  ethics  machine_learning  for_friends  teaching 
2 days ago by rvenkat

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