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Textbook: Writing for Statistics and Data Science

If you are looking for my textbook Writing for Statistics and Data Science here it is for free in the Open Educational Resource Commons. Wri...

Monday, 27 July 2020

The Price of Carbon Absolution

Worrying about everything else is wearing down my sanity. Worrying about climate change feels like a welcome, familiar distraction because the solutions are so linear. We can literally money our way out of this one, but it's a lot of money? How much, exactly, is the personal price of carbon absolution?

Friday, 24 July 2020

Counterpasses and Rebounds - The Five Goalie Outcomes


We’re used to looking at what goalies do in terms of only two outcomes: did the puck go in or not? Every save is a victory and every goal a defeat. That’s too simplistic because there are things that a goalie can do to either prevent additional shots once a shot has been taken or to punish offensive teams for taking shots. It may even be possible to reduce the quality of shots before they are taken.
In this article, we will consider the first two cases: mitigation and counterpasses.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Statistics, Gambling, and Games of Chance

This is a proposal for a survey course on statistics that uses gambling extensively in examples. The target audience is senior undergraduates with a non-statistical background, but quantitative students will also find enough novelty to be interested. The goal of the course is not to encourage gambling, but to use it as a vehicle for a broad range of otherwise difficult statistical topics.