Thursday, October 24, 2013

Predict your h-index

The "scholar" package provides functions to extract citation data from Google Scholar. In addition to retrieving basic information about a single scholar, the package also allows you to compare multiple scholars and predict future h-index values. Here are some quick highlights:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Statistics making the impact

The list of 17 equations that changed the World includes:

  • The Normal distribution
  • Shannon's information theory
  • The logistic model for population growth
  • The Black Scholes model

Sunday, October 20, 2013

R usage Skyrocketing

Which software, according to you, data miners and analytics professionals prefer??

Friday, October 11, 2013

International Statistics Quiz for School-Aged Learners

Developed by the Royal Statistical Society's Centre for Statistical Education, Stats2013AtSchool is a world statistics quiz for learners across the world. Check it out!

Drawing Smooth Curves

In how many ways can one add a curve to a scatter plot..??

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Degrees in Statistics.. see how the trend goes in US universities

The 2012 statistics degree data recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) show that interest in undergraduate statistics degrees continues to grow rapidly. See the link below for details:

Monday, October 7, 2013

Financial Data Accessible from R

The following post lists the sources and types of financial data that is accessible directly from R:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Using apply, sapply, lapply in R

Here is an introductory post about using apply, sapply and lapply, best suited for people relatively new to R or unfamiliar with these functions:

Spread of Internet Population

Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata for Information Geographies mapped the most visited site based on Alexa data. Countries are sized by Internet population. There aren't many surprises with Facebook and Google in the Americas and and Europe, but it gets more interesting when you look elsewhere.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tweet: "If the normal curve was not discovered..

The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto is sponsoring a Twitter contest called “The Normal Curve”. In this unique contest, the Institute poses this question to the world: “What would the world be like if the normal curve was not discovered?” Hurry up and tweet before 15th October, 2013. Details can be found at:

Give it your best shot

Get your camera and your photographic eye ready for the newly announced International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) photo contest! This new competition, called the Statistics2013 Photo Contest, is for secondary-school students (grades/years 7-12) around the world. Hurry up and click before 1st December. Details can be found at:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Reliability Mathematics

What is the cost of extending a warranty for a car? You might be interested to know. Mathematica is there to help you with an answer: