As a numbers geek, this is the best explanation I’ve seen. Short. Simple. Easy to understand. It takes you through four scenarios: 1) Free-for-all (do nothing); 2) Attempted [forced] quarantine (does not go well with human nature); 3) Moderate distancing (1/4– 25%– of the population either cannot or will not stay home, distance themselves from
Originally published August 12, 2015. As I have alluded, the calculation for Heat Index– the “feels like” temperature– has associated with it a number of assumptions: All raw temperature and humidity readings are taken in the shade. There is a lower bound on both temp & humidity readings. (And, technically speaking if I’m reading the
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Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures and its a good one. Stay tuned.
Originally published June 12, 2013; formatting updated A bit of background about why I found this article so so so funny… . Yesterday I had occasion to learn a bit about Joseph Warren, who among other things, helped craft the Suffolk Resolves of 1774 which denounced Parliament after the Boston Tea Party. Paul Revere carried
More than a quarter of an inch so far and Missy is not happy about it. Missy’s self conception is that of a free spirit of a certain sort. But truth be told, she’s a creature of habit. It’s well past time for the morning run and she has a lot of pent up energy.
Remember, kids, when describing a correlation, be sure to include strength and direction.
The days of the cave man have passed. Physical strength no longer gives prowess to the individual. What the twentieth century demands is the trained intellect. The man who knows is the man of the hour. The Standard Question Book and Home Study Outlines, The Frontier Press Company, Buffalo, New York. 1919. This is the
Augh. My first problem is, of course, what’s the point of point four? Really. What does four tenths of one percent contribute to ninety percent– especially when we’re talking about probability? Ninety out of one hundred scenarios predict this outcome. 900 out of 1000 vs. 904 out of 1000? So what? And then I was
And yes, I am cleaning off my desk. Why do you ask? Perusing the Biennial Survey of Education 1924-1926: Bulletin, 1928, No. 25 (Department of Interior, Bureau of Education. United States Government Printing Office, Washington. 1928) I discovered that there were more Baccalaureate degrees conferred to woman than to men in Mississippi, 1925-1926. In total,
is, and has been, controversial. I think there’s an argument to be made for a government funded census. Further, if the government, as an entity, collects information– for whatever reason– that information ought to be publicly available. Amazingly, the IRS keeps pretty good records of aggregate data down to the county level. I remind you
Here’s some background. I am in a *really* bad mood. Thus, I am looking for something stupid to call out based on its stupidity. 2017 – 1999 = 18 ! I’m pretty sure the Fahrenheit scale has been around since… for about 300 years (1784). And I’m pretty sure human beings have been keeping track
so I could read to him. https://kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2013/06/09/using-metadata-to-find-paul-revere/ I’m just a country mouse but this cracked me up There is something called eigenvector centrality, which my friends in Natural Philosophy tell me is a bit of mathematics unlikely ever to have any practical application in the wider world LOL. Haha.
Up at Instapundit this morning. This issue is– or rather is supposed to be– that Excel changes the formatting of gene name abbreviates: You see, genes are often referred to in scientific literature by symbols — essentially shortened versions of full gene names. The gene “Septin 2” is typically shortened as SEPT2. Excel recognizes “Sept2” as
In these cases, we might use an experimental design referred to as “matching” that goes back to the philosophers Mill (1950) and Bacon (1854). –David Danks and Frederick Eberhardt, “Conceptual Problems in Statistics, Testing and Experimentation,” in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology (2009). If something in that quote just doesn’t sit well with you,
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or Any Other Earth/Life Science, but I’ve been considering a few things I’d like to open up for discussion. The small brown tree frog population has exploded and I just don’t know enough about amphibian reproductive biology to say this with any authority but I think it has something to do with the lack of
I received a THIRD– 3rd– polling call today just moments ago, at 8:19pm. I understand that in a state with a population of fewer than 3M people our phone number is bound to come up more frequently in a “random” survey of voters than in, say, Ohio. But Dude. Three calls in one day? I didn’t
You probably think a good soaking rain shower cools things off a bit on a hot summer day, don’t you? Well, I’m here to testify that’s not always the case. When cold water hits a hot surface the properties of both the water and the surface change. Or as we like to say here in
As you know, I like numbers. Numbers are welcome here at the Farm. Some of us like them more than others, but we all like numbers to one degree or another. (Recall, Tiger’s highrise is 412 1/4… and we’re still adding on: 412 3/4 is bound to be a destination.) Every now and again an