I’m bad with linear time. Sometime about two months ago, my daughter was four months old. She was healthy and happy and life was good for our family. When we brought her in for her four-month vaccination, I asked our

(This article was first published on Radford Neal’s blog » R Programming, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Debates about anthropogenic climate change often centre around data on changes in global temperatures over the last few decades. There are good scientific …

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What do you think of when you think of “big data”? For many, it’s a nebulous term that invokes images of huge server farms humming away. Or perhaps you think of receiving some kind of personalized advertisement from a retailer. …

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(This article was originally published at BayesFactor: Software for Bayesian inference, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.) This post is related to my open science talk with Candice Morey at Psychonomics 2015 in Chicago; also read Candice’s new post on the pragmatics: …

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Cartoon by John R. McKiernan, downloaded from: http://whyopenresearch.org/gallery.html I was at a small conference last year, catching up on gossip over drinks, and somehow the topic moved on to journals, and the pros and cons of publishing in different outlets. …

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Data needs to be an open book if science is to be made more reliable. Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr, CC BY-SA It was 1986, and the American space agency, NASA, was reeling from the loss of seven lives. The space shuttle Challenger …

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By digitising and releasing its collection of 80 million specimens for anyone to access, NHM engages people around the world to discover, analyse and even 3D print them In the run up to the ODI Summit on 3 November, we …

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    Business professional of all levels have asked me over the years what is it that I should know that my Data Science department may not be telling me. To be candid, many Data Scientist operate in fear wondering …

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China’s Cabinet, the State Council publishes guidelines to promote the opening and sharing of government data to improve governance, boost innovation  and promote economic restructuring, with the aim of forging a new model of social governance. A mechanism will be …

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