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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


Episode 42 - One Piece PJs

7/5/2017
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Hilary and Roger discuss the paradigm-shifting Echo Show, whether we need explainable AI or not, and how lessons from DevOps could be useful in analysis development. Show notes: Peter Norvig on explainable AI: https://www.computerworld.com.au/article/621059/google-research-chief-questions-value-explainable-ai/ Wired article about Google's Site Reliability Engineering: https://www.wired.com/2016/04/google-ensures-services-almost-never-go/?mbid=nl_4616 Support us through our Patreon page:...

Duration: 01:02:18


Episode 41 - Good to Two Decimal Places

6/22/2017
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This episode heralds the return of CEO Hilary. Also, Hilary and Roger discuss cybersecurity in the cloud, Theranos, residual variation in data analyses, and Airbnb’s Data University. Show notes: P-hacking or not? https://twitter.com/NASAGISS/status/875368384971649025 Theranos equipment sold on startup liquidators: https://twitter.com/startuplqdtr/status/873385484860313600 Trump signs cybersecurity executive order: https://www.geekwire.com/2017/trump-cybersecurity-cloud/ Airbnb is running...

Duration: 00:56:16


Episode 40 - It’s the CDs All Over Again

6/13/2017
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Hilary and Roger talk about the EARL conference, a data science tri-lemma, data science ethics, and Hilary’s CD collection. Show notes: P-hacking conversation: https://twitter.com/jakevdp/status/868564701239627776 Wrangle Conf: http://wrangleconf.com/ Gabe Becker’s EARL talk: https://twitter.com/groundwalkergmb/status/872918368319266816 Thomas Vaugh Shiny UI: https://twitter.com/hspter/status/872596718876975104 Business Science: http://www.business-science.io/ tidyquant:...

Duration: 01:02:55


Episode 39 - We Listen to Our Data Team

5/24/2017
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Roger and Hilary discuss the meaning of “data driven”, the value of Cloud Computing (again), and algorithmic transparency. Show notes: Artificial Intelligence Owes You an Explanation: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/05/why_artificial_intelligences_should_have_to_explain_their_actions.html When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who’s to blame? https://qz.com/989137/when-a-robot-ai-doctor-misdiagnoses-you-whos-to-blame/ Weapons of Math...

Duration: 01:05:36


Episode 38 - Banging on the Piano

5/14/2017
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Hilary and Roger revisit the desktop vs. cloud discussion, Hilary recaps csvconf, and Roger discusses the aesthetics of data analysis. Show Notes: Verena Haunschmid’s desktop: https://twitter.com/expectapatronum/status/857608745333006337 Roger’s desktop vs. cloud poll: https://twitter.com/rdpeng/status/857964527702376449 Remake package: https://github.com/richfitz/remake Episode 29 interview with Chief Data Officer of the Department of Transportation:...

Duration: 00:59:03


Episode 37 - It's a Seller's Market

4/27/2017
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Hilary and Roger talk about the EPA taking down data (or not?), whether statisticians are paternalistic, and how to evaluate machine learning consumer products. Show Notes: Mosh: the mobile shell - https://mosh.org Statisticians are paternalistic Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/deronaucoin/status/854802719030116352 David Robinson post on story arcs: http://varianceexplained.org/r/tidytext-plots/ fst package by Mark Klik: http://www.fstpackage.org YouTube channel Amy Codes:...

Duration: 01:10:26


Episode 36 - Ripped From the Headlines

4/12/2017
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Hilary and Roger discuss Trump using an iPhone and implications for analyzing his tweets, computing setups for data science, and building simple versus complex tool chains to rely on. And the return of free advertising! Show notes: Trump is using an iPhone now: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/29/15103504/donald-trump-iphone-using-switched-android Snap S-1 Registration Statement: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1564408/000119312517029199/d270216ds1.htm NSSD Episode 35 with Sean...

Duration: 01:01:14


Episode 35 - Special Guest Sean Taylor

3/29/2017
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Hilary and Roger talk with Sean Taylor of Facebook about his new software package prophet, how to make tools usable and re-usable, and of course, Excel. Show notes: Sean Taylor http://seanjtaylor.com The Statistics Software Signal: http://seanjtaylor.com/post/39573264781/the-statistics-software-signal Automatic statistician https://www.automaticstatistician.com/about/ Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon...

Duration: 01:01:42


Episode 34 - F Dist

3/12/2017
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Hilary and Roger discuss Stitch Fix’s massive Algorithms Tour, reproducibility from a physical scientist perspective, and interpretability in machine learning. Show notes F this: http://sgsa.stat.ucla.edu/f-this/ Interpretability is the new reproducibility: http://simplystatistics.org/2017/03/08/when-do-we-need-interpretability/ NSF Workshop on Systematic Approach to Robustness, Reliability, and Reproducibility in Scientific Research:...

Duration: 00:58:01

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