451. SQL style guide / SQL Style Guide 452. Statistical Analysis of the Elo Rating System in Chess 453. The Behavioral Economics Guide 2022 454. WINDOWS93 455. Digital vs. Practical Shots in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 456. Write plain text files 457. The Aggregate Confusion Project 458. Do Yourself a Favor and Go Find a […]

### Podcast recommendations

I don’t really care about what podcasts people find interesting. That is somewhat interesting as I ask people about their favourite movies, books, restaurants, travel destinations, 90s sit-com, academic papers, paintings, Twitter users, etc. all the time. There is just something about podcasts that I do not care about. If anything, I enjoy talking more […]

### How to improve your figures #10: Do not use word clouds

In a previous post, I argued that people should not use pie charts. In this post I am going to make a similar case for word clouds. In short, I will argue that word clouds provide ‘foggy’ insights (pun intended). Specifically, I will discuss a word cloud that got a lot of attention in the […]

### Goodbye, Feedly

I have been using Feedly for a long time to keep up with various RSS feeds. I tell myself I started using it around the time Google closed Google Reader, but can it really be 9 years? I guess so. In any case, I am done with Feedly. Feedly is getting worse. I started using […]

### 25 interesting facts #21

501. Tigers have experienced little evolutionary pressure to evolve green coloration and they appear green to deer (because deer are dichromats) (Fennell et al. 2019) 502. In the United States, Holocaust survivors are more supportive of helping refugees (Wayne and Zhukov 2022) 503. There is a talisman effect in insurance, i.e., consumers who have an […]

### Breaking Bad bliver bedre #2

For små ti år siden skrev jeg et indlæg med den pointe, at Breaking Bad bliver bedre over tid. Jeg skrev det pågældende indlæg før serien var afsluttet, og det er derfor på sin plads med en lille (forsinket) opdatering. I nedenstående tabel viser jeg de gennemsnitlige IMDb ratings for de fem sæsoner. Der er […]

### Potpourri: Statistics #85

– Introduction to Data Science: Data Analysis and Prediction Algorithms with R – K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN) Explained – The Ultimate Guide to Deploying a Shiny App on AWS – Controlling for “X”? – The Bias Variance Tradeoff – Double Descent: A Visual Introduction, A Mathematical Explanation – Decision Trees – The Importance of Data Splitting […]

### Hvor mange vil stemme på Nye Borgerlige? #11

For seks år siden, den 18. juni 2016, kunne diverse medier rapportere, på baggrund af en meningsmåling, at hver tiende vælger ville stemme på Nye Borgerlige. Den pågældende meningsmåling var foretaget af Voxmeter og fik ikke overraskende en del omtale. Jeg kritiserede dengang meningsmålingen for at være ikke alene af tvivlsom karakter, men også decideret […]

### At what age are people considered old? #2

In 2018, I wrote a post about a data visualisation showing that the age you consider ‘old’ is the square root of your age times 8. So if you are 25 you will consider 40 to be old. In brief, my main problem with the data visualisation was the low N (~200), i.e., the small […]

### Potpourri: LaTeX #9

– The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2ε – Latex code for making neural networks diagrams – Drawing Bayesian networks, graphical models, tensors, and technical frameworks and illustrations in LaTeX – TikZ library for drawing Bayesian networks, graphical models and (directed) factor graphs in LaTeX – LaTeX Tips – I hate LaTeX. I love LaTeX. […]