Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Code Pollution With Command Prompts

Whenever the command prompts are present in the source code, the reader has to copy the code, remove the prompts, and use the code. Why there has to be an additional step of removing the prompts? Why cannot we make our code directly usable to other people?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

No code - no paper!

An interesting article on how important is the reproducibility of the software/code, which one uses to support the research:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Free - Classic Journal Content

To celebrate the International Year of Statistics Wiley online Library has created 4 special Virtual Issues containing classic articles from across the years and across the Wiley-Blackwell statistics journals portfolio. This classic content is FREE throughout 2013:

3 Month Free Trial to Statistics Journals

To celebrate the International Year of Statistics Wiley Online Library is giving the opportunity to browse all content published between January and June 2011, in over 20 Wiley Statistics Journals. You are free to take up this Trial at any point during 2013:


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Package for LaTeX tables from R output

R package to create LaTeX code for well-formatted regression tables, with multiple models side-by-side, as well as for summary statistics tables:


Friday, January 11, 2013

Women as Academic Authors, 1665-2010

Women’s presence in higher education has increased, but as authors of scholarly papers - keys to career success - their publishing patterns differ from those of men. Explore nearly 1,800 fields and subfields (including 20 from Probability & Statistics) to see which areas have the most female authors and which have the fewest, in this exclusive Chronicle report:


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

2013: The International Year of Statistics

So how the whole idea came about ?

The American Statistical Association (ASA), after consulting the International Statistical Institute (ISI), learned that the Bernoulli Society was already far along in planning a celebration in 2013 of the 300th anniversary of Jakob Bernoulli’s Ars Conjectandi, the seminal work in probability. Bayes’ Theorem was also first presented publicly in 1763, making this year the 250th anniversary of that important work. With this in mind, a committee of representatives from five international statistical societies agreed to collaborate to make 2013 the International Year of Statistics.