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61 - 70% Gut, 30% Data

6/20/2018
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In Roger's last episode from Melbourne, Hilary and Roger discuss Theranos, trust in data analysis, Netflix, ALTREP, what computer to buy, and how to get into data science. Show notes: Elizabeth Holmes faces criminal charges: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/theranos-founder-and-former-chief-operating-officer-charged-alleged-wire-fraud-schemes xplain package: https://twitter.com/jsugarelli/status/992121083254984705?s=12 Tyler Schnoeblen's piece on trust and reliance:...

Duration:01:19:43

60 - Promise and Deliver

5/31/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss past research on social networks, more Facebook, corner cases in success in data analysis, and John Carreyrou's book Bad Blood. Show notes: Roger's original post on data analysis success John Carreyrou's Bad Blood Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get the Not So Standard Deviations book:...

Duration:01:12:12

59 - You Can Have a Day About Anything

5/16/2018
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Hilary and Roger follow up on Uber's self-driving car accident, sensitivity and specificity, Ronald Fisher's final destination, and Wes McKinney's announcement of Ursa Labs. Also, this episode debuts a new segment: Hilary at Work! Show notes: Cambridge Analytica shutting down: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/05/cambridge-analytica-is-shutting-down/ Sensitivity and specificity for automated cars: Uber report - ...

Duration:01:05:03

58 - It's Conference Season

4/26/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss design and data analysis, the recent Women in Analytics Conference at Facebook, presentation formats, and the value of PhD training. Show notes: Hilary's presentation slides Roger's blog post on Simply Statistics Stacked pie charts Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get the Not So Standard Deviations book:...

Duration:01:06:48

57 - Secrets Revealed

4/12/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story, what explainable AI tries to get at, and Hilary's secret trick for data analysis. Also, we respond to some listener questions and feedback. Show notes: What You Need to Know About Air France Flight 447 Perth cycle group draws a numbat XKCD on violin plots Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter:...

Duration:00:55:40

56 - Only One of Us is Saving Daylight

3/15/2018
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Roger and Hilary respond to some listener feedback and questions and get sidetracked into a long discussion about transporting data analytic techniques from one context to another. Also the return of free advertising! Show notes: Elizabeth Holmes charged with fraud: https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2018-41 Storytelling with data podcast with Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic: http://www.storytellingwithdata.com/podcast/ Support us through our Patreon page:...

Duration:01:28:50

55 - Biggest Change to R Since R

3/1/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss limiting the number of loaded R packages, more Microsoft, whether A/B testing is dead, and transcendental meditation. Show notes: Follow up on number of DLLs allowed: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36974206/error-maximal-number-of-dlls-reached David Smith's Blog post: https://twitter.com/revodavid/status/963468355536605184 CRAN Task view for parallel programming: https://cran.r-project.org/web/views/HighPerformanceComputing.html A Model of the Universe:...

Duration:01:10:15

54 - Soft Spot for Microsoft

2/11/2018
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Hilary and Roger follow up on his talk at WEHI and the discussion on intelligence analysts. They also discuss Microsoft's R-related tools, movie spoilers, and other miscellaneous topics. Show notes: Design sprint Episode 48: http://nssdeviations.com/48-peak-salesperson-mode RevoScaleR: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/machine-learning-server/r-reference/revoscaler/revoscaler Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter:...

Duration:01:05:32

53 - Shaken, Not Stirred

1/28/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss the connection between intelligence analysts and data scientists, and Hilary helps Roger prepare for an upcoming talk. Show notes: Engineers Shouldn’t Write ETL - https://multithreaded.stitchfix.com/blog/2016/03/16/engineers-shouldnt-write-etl/ Introduction to the “Duke Saga”: https://simplystatistics.org/2012/02/27/the-duke-saga-starter-set/ Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter:...

Duration:01:00:17

52 - Expense Reporting Masterpiece

1/11/2018
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Hilary and Roger welcome the new year by discussing Excel (again), why talking to people who generate data matters, meditation and neuroscience, and trust vs. quality in data analysis. Show notes: Python in Excel: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/10549005-python-as-an-excel-scripting-language Talk to the people who made the data: https://twitter.com/leigh_tami18/status/943952107236884480 Rules for Rulers:...

Duration:01:08:05

51 - A Beehive of Excel Devotees

12/14/2017
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An end-of-year episode chock full of topics! Roger and Hilary discuss using Excel, detecting serial killers, counting hurricane-related deaths, and whether it's possible to evaluate a data analysis without knowing who the author is. If you are a Spotify user, you can now listen to the podcast on Spotify! Just use the search function and subscribe to Not So Standard Deviations in the app. Show notes: The serial killer detector:...

Duration:01:19:01

50 - Existential Crisis Narrowly Averted

12/4/2017
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Hilary and Roger revisit GANs and discuss what makes for a good data analysis. Show notes: NYT Article on software problem: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/05/us/data-revised-on-soot-in-air-and-deaths.html Callisto: https://www.projectcallisto.org/what-we-do Universal Paperclips: http://www.decisionproblem.com/paperclips/ Workshop Cafe: http://www.workshopcafe.com/ Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter:...

Duration:01:10:40

49 - Baltimore is the Home of Cloud Computing

11/21/2017
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Hilary and Roger discuss when to hire a data scientist, the Kaggle State of Data Science and Machine Learning Survey, and the lack of tools for tracking changes to data. Show notes: Stickers at Sonos: https://twitter.com/jahilliar/status/926153450857082880 John Carmack on git: https://twitter.com/id_aa_carmack/status/929389759624916992 Linear Digressions episode on “Data Lineage”: http://lineardigressions.com/episodes/2017/9/3/data-lineage Kaggle State of Data Science Survey:...

Duration:01:11:40

48 - Peak Salesperson Mode

11/7/2017
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Roger went to the rOpenSci Oz Unconference and Hilary led a design sprint. Show notes: rOpenSci OzUnconf 2017: http://ozunconf17.ropensci.org Summary of OzUnconf by Nick Tierney: https://ropensci.org/blog/2017/10/31/ozunconf2017/ How do you convince people to use R? https://simplystatistics.org/2017/10/30/how-do-you-convince-others-to-use-r/ Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter:...

Duration:00:59:20

47 - This is Episode 47

10/19/2017
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Hilary and Roger discuss listener names, facial recognition, coding boot camps, wildfires in California, edge computing, and AR measuring apps. Plus, more on stickers! Show notes: Biometric Menagerie: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20075454 Coding boot camps closing down: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/technology/coding-boot-camps-close.html?_r=0&referer=https://t.co/oGIlQwOjrH?amp=1 Sudoku Solver: ...

Duration:01:09:54

46 - Uncanny Valley of Stickerness

10/5/2017
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Hilary and Roger continue their late night contemplations about stickers, collecting new data for training machine learning algorithms, and paying for open (and closed) source software. Show notes: Sticker madness: https://twitter.com/hspter/status/908102841323188225 Sticker on phone: https://twitter.com/hspter/status/908279790859378689 Apple trains Face ID with separate study of faces (Tech Crunch): ...

Duration:01:11:11

45 - Analogy Corner After Dark

8/30/2017
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Hilary and Roger have a late-night discussion about JupyterCon, data analysis and decisions, and other deeper topics. Show Notes: JupyterCon: https://conferences.oreilly.com/jupyter/jup-ny Financial stability monitor: https://www.financialresearch.gov/financial-stability-monitor/ Catistician: https://twitter.com/ChelseaParlett/status/902581025175429120 Tyranny of Structurelessness: http://www.jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm Data Alone Isn’t Ground Truth (by Angela Bassa): ...

Duration:01:04:42

44 - She Won the Battle

8/20/2017
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Hilary and Roger continue the discussion about whether good data analysis can lead to bad outcomes, talk about private cloud servers, and discuss whether data represent ground truth. Show Notes: Movies on tape: https://twitter.com/ngedrich/status/888142458944593920 Private cloud server: https://antsle.com/product/ Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get...

Duration:00:55:01

28 - Writing is a Lot Harder Than Just Talking

8/3/2017
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Hilary and Roger talk about building data science products that provide a good user experience while adhering to some kind of ground truth, whether it’s in medicine, education, news, or elsewhere. Also Gilmore Girls. Show Notes: HIll’s criteria for causation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_Hill_criteria O’Reilly Bots Podcast: https://www.oreilly.com/topics/oreilly-bots-podcast NHTSA’s Federal Automated Vehicles Policy: http://www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/av/index.html Support us...

Duration:01:00:51

43 - Analogy Corner

7/20/2017
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Hilary and Roger talk about teaching R in the era of the tidyverse, joyplots, follow up on explainable AI, writing versus data analysis, and Google Music playlists. They also take some reader questions and Hilary has an amazing app idea. Lastly, Roger has a special announcement. Show Notes: Joyplots: https://twitter.com/i/moments/887307963173658624 Stripe slide deck on explainable AI:...

Duration:01:08:01