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70 - The Smoothie Happens Everyday

12/6/2018
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In their penultimate episode for 2018, Hilary and Roger discuss the distinction between what data analysis is and what data analysts do, Hilary's morning routine, and Chapter 8 (the final chapter!) of Nigel Cross's book Design Thinking. Show notes: Design Thinking by Nigel Cross Amazon iBooks Dieter Rams's 10 Principles for Good Design Support us through our Patreon page Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get the Not So Standard...

Duration:01:07:56

69 - Book Club, Part 7

11/16/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss the DC R Conference, QCon, Netflix, and Chapter 7 of Design Thinking by Nigel Cross. Show notes: Design Thinking by Nigel Cross Amazon iBooks If Your Innovation Effort Isn’t Working, Look at Who’s on the Team At Netflix, Who Wins When It’s Hollywood vs. the Algorithm? ($) Support us through our Patreon page Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get the Not So Standard Deviations book:...

Duration:01:03:06

68 - Book Club, Part 6

11/1/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss Hilary's .Rprofile file, jury duty, R certification, and Chapter 6 of Nigel Cross's book Design Thinking. Show notes: DC R Conference Discount Code Design Discipline vs. Design Science by Nigel Cross Support us through our Patreon page Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: ...

Duration:01:13:59

67 - Book Club, Part 5

10/18/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss dogs in McLaren F1s, ☕️, five books on data science, 🥧 charts, and chapter 5 of Nigel Cross's book Design Thinking. Design Thinking by Nigel Cross Amazon iBooks Roger's Five Books Roger's data analysis screencast Support us through our Patreon page Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on Apple...

Duration:01:03:02

66 - Book Club, Part 4

10/5/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss chapter 4 of Nigel Cross's book, Design Thinking. Also, a new Hilary's Habits and important coffee follow up. Show notes: Design Thinking by Nigel Cross Amazon iBooks 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: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on Apple...

Duration:01:10:39

65 - Book Club, Part 3

9/20/2018
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Hilary and Roger launch a new segment--Hilary's Habits--and they discuss their 3 year anniversary for the show. Also, they continue their discussion of Nigel Cross's Design Thinking book, covering Chapter 3. Show notes: Design Thinking by Nigel Cross Amazon iBooks Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter:...

Duration:00:53:45

64 - Book Club, Part 2

9/6/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss Chapter 2 of Design Thinking by Nigel Cross. Also follow up on adductive reasoning and Hilary considers the McLaren F1. Show notes: Modes of reasoning Nathan Yau's FlowingData Design Thinking by Nigel Cross Amazon iBooks 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:01:00:26

63 - Book Club, Part 1

8/23/2018
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Hilary and Roger discuss chapter 1 of Design Thinking by Nigel Cross. Show notes: Design Thinking by Nigel Cross Amazon iBooks 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: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: ...

Duration:01:06:13

62 - Adult Phase

8/13/2018
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Hilary and Roger are back from hiatus to discuss the NSSD book club, Roger's coffee retraction, minimizing R package dependencies, and keynote addresses at ICOTS and Use R! It's good to be back! Show notes: Design Thinking by Nigel Cross Amazon iBooks Hilary's ICOTS keynote slides Roger's Use R! keynote 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...

Duration:01:05:43

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