Friday, December 20, 2013

Dinosaurs and Statistics

Dr. Nathan Myhrvold's "Revisiting the Estimation of Dinosaur Growth Rates" was recently featured in the New York Times:

Histogram Tools

HistogramTools is an R package that gives functions for subsetting, trimming, merging, adding, and otherwise manipulating basic R histogram objects. Read more at:

Naming Objects in R

You can name an R object anything. ANYTHING. You can even use unicode for object names. However, if you want to use wacky names, you have to be willing to give the interpreter some clues. Here is how you can do that:

Monday, December 16, 2013

Dennis Lindley 1923 - 2013

We are very sad to learn of the death of Professor Dennis V. Lindley. Lindley was one of the founding fathers of Bayesian statistics, who celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this year.

You may read his recent interviews at:

Colleagues pay tribute to the late Professor Dennis Lindley:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Celebrating Statisticians

In celebration of the International Year of Statistics, here are articles about some celebrated Statisticians

Richard Price, Bayes’ theorem, and God

Bayes’ theorem is 250 years old this year. But did the Rev. Thomas Bayes actually devise it? Martyn Hooper presents the case for the extraordinary Richard Price, friend of US presidents, mentor, pamphleteer, economist, and above all preacher. And did Price develop Bayes’ theorem in order to prove the existence of God?