Recently, Jeff Leek at Simply Statistics discussed why he does not use ggplot2. He notes “The bottom line is for production graphics, any system requires work.” and describes a default plot that needs some work:
library(ggplot2) ggplot(data = quakes, aes(x = lat,y = long,colour = stations)) + geom_point()
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I am currently a TA for an introductory biostatistics sequence at JHSPH where we teach students about the essentials of regression analysis. A great question that came up at office hours last week was, “What is likelihood?” I love this question because it is so fundamental to statistical thought, seems very intuitive, but actually Read More
In my post of recommendations for first-year students, I discussed some tips and viewpoints to help the practical, pragmatic aspects about being a first year student. In this post, I'd like to discuss the common misconceptions/viewpoints that are destructive to new students.
The Dunning-Kruger effect
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Introducing the oasis R package — a R package implementation of OASIS is Automated Statistical Inference for Segmentation (OASIS) currently hosted on github. The OASIS algorithm takes structural brain MRI studies with a FLAIR, T1, T2, and PD volume from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and produces OASIS probability maps Read More