Not So Standard Deviations

By Roger Peng and Hilary Parker

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Not So Standard Deviations: The Data Science Podcast Roger Peng and Hilary Parker talk about the latest in data science and data analysis in academia and industry. Co-hosts: Roger Peng of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Hilary Parker of Stitch Fix.

Episode Date
80 - We Have the Fix for Science
51:05

Hilary and Roger announce a NEW BOOK CLUB, discuss the rise of causal inference, the new version of RStudio, and different ways to model the data analysis process.

Show notes:

Getting to Yes

The Hidden Air Pollution in Our Homes

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May 03, 2019
79 - Things Never Get Dirty If You're Always Cleaning
54:37

Hilary and Roger discuss the Women in Analytics Conference, GDPR, and Soji for Data. Also a new #hilaryshabits!

Show notes:

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Apr 23, 2019
78 - A Sheep in Every Kitchen
01:03:10

Hilary and Roger provide updates about coffee and oat milk, talk about the unbundling of the data scientist job, R style guides, quantifying the performance of music services, and KPI design. And the return of #hilaryshabits!

Show notes:

Google R Style Guide

Henrik Bengtsson's style guide

Tidyverse style guide

Radical Change is Coming to Data Science Jobs

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Apr 11, 2019
77 - Back to Statistics
01:03:02

Hilary and Roger discuss the significance of statistical significance, the elements and principles of data analysis, and how to enforce ethical data science practice.

Show notes:

Scientists rise up against statistical significance

Elements and Principles of Data Analysis

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Mar 28, 2019
76 - Barely a Data Scientist
01:00:17

Hilary and Roger discuss the other jobs of the data scientist, using notebooks, Getting Things Done (on paper), keeping packages on CRAN, and the Women in Data Science Conference.

Show notes:

Women in Data Science Conference

Hilary's New Yorker-style cartoon

R 1.0.0 CD at University of Auckland

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Mar 08, 2019
75 - Data Science Lite
01:17:43

Hilary and Roger talk about maintaining old R packages, how Hilary manages her time, and the general state of open source software.

Show notes:

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Feb 21, 2019
74 - I Draw the Line at Fans
01:05:29

Hilary and Roger discuss Roger's foray into cloud computing and how they determine whether they can trust an algorithm or R package. Also, a bonus discussion of the state of data science as a field.

Show notes:

Maelle Salmon's blog post

Box and Whiskers

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Feb 09, 2019
73 - Time Tracking Fiasco
01:11:11

Hilary and Roger discuss this year's RStudio Conference and the perils of collecting data without first thinking about it. Also, the return of free advertising.

Show notes:

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Jan 24, 2019
72 - Cat Shenanigans
57:00

Happy 2019 to all of our listeners! Hilary and Roger follow up on the data science design challenge, talk about the future package for R, and do another #hilaryshabits.

Show notes:

Roger’s protocol study: simplystatistics.org/2019/01/09/how-data-scientists-think-a-mini-case-study/

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Jan 14, 2019
71 - Compromised Shoe Situation
01:04:21

Hilary and Roger discuss their first data science design challenge on getting to work on time, and Roger talks his own about biased training data. 

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Dec 21, 2018
70 - The Smoothie Happens Everyday
01:07:57

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

Dieter Rams's 10 Principles for Good Design

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Dec 06, 2018
69 - Book Club, Part 7
01:03:07

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

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? ($)

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Nov 16, 2018
68 - Book Club, Part 6
01:14:01

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

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Nov 01, 2018
67 - Book Club, Part 5
01:03:03

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

Roger's Five Books

Roger's data analysis screencast

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Oct 18, 2018
66 - Book Club, Part 4
01:10:40

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

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Oct 05, 2018
65 - Book Club, Part 3
53:47

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

Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

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Sep 20, 2018
64 - Book Club, Part 2
01:00:27

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

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Sep 06, 2018
63 - Book Club, Part 1
01:06:15

Hilary and Roger discuss chapter 1 of Design Thinking by Nigel Cross.

Show notes:

Design Thinking by Nigel Cross

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Aug 23, 2018
62 - Adult Phase
01:05:45

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

Hilary's ICOTS keynote slides

Roger's Use R! keynote

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Aug 13, 2018
61 - 70% Gut, 30% Data
01:19:45

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: https://medium.com/@integrate.ai/real-talk-about-trust-and-then-some-unreal-talk-too-c5adfe56ce1e

Inside the Binge Factory: http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/how-netflix-swallowed-tv-industry.html

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Jun 20, 2018
60 - Promise and Deliver
01:12:14

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

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May 31, 2018
59 - You Can Have a Day About Anything
01:05:05

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 - https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/7/17327682/uber-self-driving-car-decision-kill-swerve

Sensitivity and specificity revisited - “Amazon, laugh”: https://www.geekwire.com/2018/mystery-solved-amazon-explains-cracked-alexa-ais-laugh-response-will-change/

International chart day: https://twitter.com/repmarktakano/status/989588551443664896?s=21

NSSD Episode 7 "Statistical Royalty" where Hilary meets Gosset's great-great-grandson: http://nssdeviations.com/episode-7-statistical-royalty

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May 17, 2018
58 - It's Conference Season
01:06:50

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

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Apr 27, 2018
57 - Secrets Revealed
55:41

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

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Apr 12, 2018
56 - Only One of Us is Saving Daylight
01:28:52

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/

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Mar 16, 2018
55 - Biggest Change to R Since R
01:10:16

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: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/movingintostillness/a-model-of-the-universe-t4949.html

A/B testing is dead: https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/05/optimizelys-decision-to-ditch-its-free-plan-suggests-a-b-website-testing-is-dead/

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Mar 01, 2018
54 - Soft Spot for Microsoft
01:05:33

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

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Feb 11, 2018
53 - Shaken, Not Stirred
01:00:18

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/

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Jan 29, 2018
52 - Expense Reporting Masterpiece
01:08:06

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: https://youtu.be/rStL7niR7gs

Dictator's Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/Dictators-Handbook-Behavior-Almost-Politics-ebook/dp/B005GPSLHI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515726993&sr=8-1&keywords=dictator%27s+handbook

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Jan 12, 2018
51 - A Beehive of Excel Devotees
01:19:02

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. 

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Show notes:

The serial killer detector: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/27/the-serial-killer-detector

Puerto Rico death toll: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/08/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-death-toll.html

Machine learning is alchemy? https://twitter.com/haldaume3/status/938478425777377280

Tyler Schnoebelen on GANS https://twitter.com/tschnoebelen/status/939128421719961600

Excel follow up: https://www.wsj.com/articles/finance-pros-say-youll-have-to-pry-excel-out-of-their-cold-dead-hands-1512060948

LHC on Linear Digressions: http://lineardigressions.com/episodes/2016/2/23/hunting-for-the-higgs

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Dec 15, 2017
50 - Existential Crisis Narrowly Averted
01:10:41

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/

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Dec 04, 2017
49 - Baltimore is the Home of Cloud Computing
01:11:42

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: https://www.kaggle.com/surveys/2017

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Nov 22, 2017
48 - Peak Salesperson Mode
59:21

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/

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Nov 08, 2017
47 - This is Episode 47
01:09:55

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: https://blog.prototypr.io/behind-the-magic-how-we-built-the-arkit-sudoku-solver-e586e5b685b0

Beijing Air Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/beijingair

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Oct 20, 2017
46 - Uncanny Valley of Stickerness
01:11:12

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): https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/15/interview-apples-craig-federighi-answers-some-burning-questions-about-face-id/

Open source business models: https://twitter.com/zedshaw/status/906286839044210689

LICKI brush https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1046165765/licki-brush-lick-your-cat

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Oct 06, 2017
45 - Analogy Corner After Dark
01:04:44

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): https://medium.com/@angebassa/data-alone-isnt-ground-truth-9e733079dfd4

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Aug 31, 2017
44 - She Won the Battle
55:03

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/

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Aug 21, 2017
28 - Writing is a Lot Harder Than Just Talking
01:00:51

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

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Aug 03, 2017
43 - Analogy Corner
01:08:03

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: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rZHPDqDFEOcEQhqm3lTKD7Cf5XGvj4iB04W8KA4ar5w/mobilepresent?slide=id.g221bed7464_0_0

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Jul 20, 2017
Episode 42 - One Piece PJs
01:02:20
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: 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com
Jul 06, 2017
Episode 41 - Good to Two Decimal Places
56:17
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 its own internal university: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/24/airbnb-is-running-its-own-internal-university-to-teach-data-science/ 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com
Jun 22, 2017
Episode 40 - It’s the CDs All Over Again
01:02:57
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: https://business-science.github.io/tidyquant/ timekit: https://business-science.github.io/timekit/ Karl Broman analysis of data file formats: http://kbroman.org/blog/2017/04/30/sqlite-feather-and-fst/ 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com
Jun 13, 2017
Episode 39 - We Listen to Our Data Team
01:05:38
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 Destruction: https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com Analyst Mindset - Episode 1: https://youtu.be/pOA2wggeQkQ Teen Vogue: http://www.teenvogue.com 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com
May 25, 2017
Episode 38 - Banging on the Piano
59:04
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: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast/episode-29-standards-are-like-toothbrushes Roger's Dean's Lecture on the Past and Future of Data Analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFtJaq4TlqE Angel D’az post on music and data analysis: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/data-analysts-have-lot-learn-from-musicians-angel-d-az?published=t Designing Your Life: http://designingyour.life/the-book/ Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com
May 15, 2017
Episode 37 - It's a Seller's Market
01:10:26
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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCms28DbROfiYP2kBRpKTyyw Chase the toy poodle: https://www.instagram.com/littlechasebigworld/ Marnie the dog: https://www.instagram.com/marniethedog/ Popeye the Foodie Dog: https://www.instagram.com/popeyethefoodie/ Portland Catmapper: https://www.instagram.com/catmapper/ Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com
Apr 27, 2017
Episode 36 - Ripped From the Headlines
01:01:14
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 Taylor: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast/episode-35-special-guest-sean-taylor Writing an R Package from Scratch: https://hilaryparker.com/2014/04/29/writing-an-r-package-from-scratch/ Sticky Notes Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sticky-notes-the-classical-music-podcast/id1215386938?mt=2 fundManageR: https://github.com/abresler/fundManageR Big Little Lies: http://www.hbo.com/big-little-lies Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com
Apr 12, 2017
Episode 35 - Special Guest Sean Taylor
01:01:42
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 page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com
Mar 29, 2017
Episode 34 - F Dist
58:01
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: http://www.mrsec.harvard.edu/2017NSFReliability/index.html Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com
Mar 13, 2017
Episode 33 - Big Time Bubble Time
51:14
Hilary and Roger talk about the interview process for data science and data analyst jobs, opinionated analysis development, and what job interviews were like back in 1999. Show notes: Roger’s podcasting setup: http://simplystatistics.org/2017/02/20/podcasting-setup/ Opinionated Analysis Development: https://www.rstudio.com/resources/videos/opinionated-analysis-development/ Susan Fowler’s Medium post: https://www.susanjfowler.com/blog/2017/2/19/reflecting-on-one-very-strange-year-at-uber 10% Happier: http://www.10percenthappier.com Henrik Bengtsson’s Future package: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/future/index.html Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast
Feb 23, 2017
Episode 32 - You Have to Reinvent the Wheel a Few Times
01:15:39
Hilary and Roger discuss training in PhD programs, estimating the variance vs. the standard deviation, the bias variance tradeoff, and explainable machine learning. Show notes: Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Explainable AI: http://www.darpa.mil/program/explainable-artificial-intelligence Stitch Fix Blog NBA Rankings: http://multithreaded.stitchfix.com/blog/2016/11/22/nba-rankings/ David Robinson’s Empirical Bayes book: http://varianceexplained.org/r/empirical-bayes-book/ War on the Rocks podcast: https://warontherocks.com/2017/01/introducing-bombshell-the-explosive-first-episode/ 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 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast
Feb 09, 2017
Episode 31 - The Word You're Looking for is Magical
01:19:51
Hilary and Roger go on a podcast bender and discuss how they record the podcast, missing data methods, rstudio::conf, Uber Movement, diagnosis with prediction models, and Alexa/Siri. Whew! Show notes: Zencastr: https://zencastr.com Ecamm: http://www.ecamm.com Libsyn: https://www.libsyn.com Hilary’s slides on Opinionated Analysis Development: http://www.slideshare.net/hilaryparker/opinionated-analysis-development Tidytext book: http://tidytextmining.com Uber Movement: https://movement.uber.com/cities Data Science Bowl 2017: https://www.kaggle.com/c/data-science-bowl-2017 Pitch Deck Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fred/pitch-deck/ Out of the Blocks podcast: http://www.npr.org/podcasts/451202110/out-of-the-blocks-on-w-y-p-r Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast
Jan 18, 2017
Episode 30 - Philately and Numismatology
57:07
Hilary and Roger follow up on open data and data sharing in government. They also discuss artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and doing your taxes in R. Show notes: Lucy D’Agostino McGowan (@LucyStats) made a great translation of Hill’s criteria using XKCD comics: http://www.lucymcgowan.com/hill-for-data-scientists.html Lucy’s web page: http://www.lucymcgowan.com Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/whitehouse_files/microsites/ostp/NSTC/preparing_for_the_future_of_ai.pdf Partially Derivative White House Special – with DJ Patil, US Chief Data Scientist: http://12%20Dec%202016%20White%20House%20Special%20with%20DJ%20Patil,%20US%20Chief%20Data%20Scientist Not So Standard Deviations – Standards are Like Toothbrushes – with with Daniel Morgan, Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation and Terah Lyons, Policy Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S.: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast/episode-29-standards-are-like-toothbrushes Henry Gitner Philatelists: http://www.hgitner.com Some Pioneers of Modern Statistical Theory: A Personal Reflection by Sir David R. Cox: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B678uTpUfn80a2RkOUc5LW51cVU/view?usp=sharing
Jan 05, 2017
Episode 29 -Standards are Like Toothbrushes
39:42
Roger travels to Washington, DC to talk with Daniel Morgan, Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation and Terah Lyons, Policy Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. The discussion covered open data, the process of making data available, standards for data formats (and their relation to toothbrushes), and of course—automated vehicles. Show Notes: Data about Pavement: https://infopave.fhwa.dot.gov National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Federal Automated Vehicles Policy: https://one.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/av/av-policy.html Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP): https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp U.S. Digital Service: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/united-states-digital-service
Dec 20, 2016
Episode 28 - Writing is a Lot Harder Than Just Talking
01:00:51
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
Dec 14, 2016
Episode 27 - Special Guest Amelia McNamara
53:16
Roger sits down with Amelia McNamara, Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistical and Data Sciences at Smith College, to talk about data science, data journalism, visualization, the problems with R, and adult coloring books. Show Notes: Amelia McNamara’s web site: http://www.science.smith.edu/~amcnamara/index.html Mark Hansen: http://datascience.columbia.edu/mark-hansen Listening Post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD36IajCz6A Moveable Type: http://www.nytimes.com/video/arts/1194817116105/moveable-type.html Alan Kay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay HARC (Human Advancement Research Community): https://harc.ycr.org/ VPRI (Viewpoints Research Institute): http://www.vpri.org/index.html LivelyR and spatial aggregation explorers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hps9r7JZQP8 Golden Ratio Coloring Book: https://rafaelaraujoart.com/products/golden-ratio-coloring-book Cats explaining statistics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXY-WN0ahiw Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations?ty=h Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/
Nov 30, 2016
Episode 26 - Our First Post-Election Episode
23:28
Hilary and Roger recover from last week’s U.S. election. There’s not really any data science (or much of anything else) in this episode, but if you’re just wondering how things are going, here it is. (Note: Patreon subscribers will not be charged for this episode)
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 25 - How Exactly Do You Pronounce SQL?
56:07
Hilary and Roger go through the overflowing mailbag to respond to listener questions. Topics include causal inference in trend modeling, regression model selection, using SQL, and data science certification. Show notes: Professor Kobre's Lightscoop Standard Version Bounce Flash Device: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017LNHY2/ Speechpad: https://www.speechpad.com Speaking American by Josh Katz: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0544703391/ Data Sets Are The New Server Rooms: https://medium.com/@josh_nussbaum/data-sets-are-the-new-server-rooms-40fdb5aed6b0?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8IHAReMPP2JjyYs6TqyMYCnjUapQdLQFEaQOjNX9BfUhZV2nzXWwy2NHJHrCs-VN67GxT4djKCUWq8tkhTyiQkb965bg&_hsmi=36470868#.wybl0l3p7 Are Datasets the New Server Rooms? http://simplystatistics.org/2016/10/26/datasets-new-server-rooms/
Oct 27, 2016
Episode 24 - 50 Minutes of Blathering
51:17
Hilary and Roger meet at a Jimmy John's to talk data science, like you do. Topics covered include RStudio Conf, polling, millennials, Karl Broman, and more! Show notes: rstudio::conf https://www.rstudio.com/conference/ We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data. They Had Four Different Results: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/20/upshot/the-error-the-polling-world-rarely-talks-about.html?_r=0 Millenials: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials Karl Broman: http://kbroman.org Interview with J.J. Allaire: https://www.rstudio.com/2016/10/12/interview-with-j-j-allaire/ One Year at Stack Overflow: http://varianceexplained.org/r/year_data_scientist/
Oct 15, 2016
Episode 23 - Special Guest Walt Hickey
44:39
Hilary and Roger invite Walt Hickey of FiveThirtyEight.com on to the show to talk about polling, movies, and data analysis reproducibility (of course!). Show notes: FiveThirtyEight’s polling methodology: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-users-guide-to-fivethirtyeights-2016-general-election-forecast/ Walt Hickey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/walthickey The 20 Most Extreme Cases Of ‘The Book Was Better Than The Movie’: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-20-most-extreme-cases-of-the-book-was-better-than-the-movie/ Matthew Butterick Typography: http://typographyforlawyers.com/fonts.html Hopp: http://www.hoppstudios.com
Sep 28, 2016
Episode 22 - #1 Side Project
54:47
Hilary and Roger celebrate their one year anniversary doing the podcast together by discussing whether there are cities that are good for data scientists, reproducible research, and professionalizing data science. Show Notes: Roger’s reproducible research workshop: https://www.biostat.washington.edu/suminst/sisbid2016/modules/BD1603 Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter NSSD Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/nssdeviations There’s More Than One Kind of Data Scientist by Harlan Harris: http://radar.oreilly.com/2013/06/theres-more-than-one-kind-of-data-scientist.html Billionaire's row in San Francisco: http://sf.curbed.com/maps/mapping-the-10-sf-homes-with-the-highest-property-taxes Mindfulness-based stress reduction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness-based_stress_reduction OSIRIS-REx http://www.asteroidmission.org/
Sep 14, 2016
Episode 21 - This Might Be the Future!
49:10
Hilary and Roger are apart again and this time they’re talking about political polling. Also, they discuss Trump’s tweets, and the fact that Hilary owns a bowling ball. Show notes: FiveThirtyEight election dashboard: http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/ The Upshot’s election dashboard: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/upshot/presidential-polls-forecast.html David Robinson’s post on Trump’s tweets: http://varianceexplained.org/r/trump-tweets/ Julia Silge’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/juliasilge The Katering Show: http://thekateringshow.com Omni: https://www.beomni.com
Aug 26, 2016
Episode 20 - Face Time
01:03:24
Hilary and Roger are in Chicago (together!) for the annual Joint Statistical Meetings, the largest gathering of statisticians in the world. They discuss the session that Hilary organized, byzantine ASA bureaucracy, data scientists interacting with the media, and other highlights from the meeting. Also, a surprise guest drops in! Show notes Joint Statistical Meetings (https://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2016/) The rOpenSci Project (https://ropensci.org) Moveable Type by Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen: Video (https://vimeo.com/1850342) Article (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/25/arts/design/25vide.html)
Aug 03, 2016
Episode 19 - Divide by n-1, or n-2, or Whatever
54:53
Hilary and Roger talk about statistical software in fMRI analyses, the differences between software testing differences in proportions (a must listen!), and a preview of JSM 2016. Show Notes: fMRI bugs could upend years of research: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/03/mri_software_bugs_could_upend_years_of_research/?mt=1467760452040 Eklund et al. PNAS Paper: http://www.pnas.org/content/113/28/7900.full JSM 2016 Program: https://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2016/onlineprogram/index.cfm Conversations on Data Science: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience
Jul 18, 2016
Episode 18 - Back on Planet Earth
01:05:49
With Hilary fresh from Use R! 2016, Roger and Hilary discuss some of the highlights from the conference. Also, some followup about a previous Free Advertising and the NSSD drinking game. Show Notes: Theranos movie with Jennifer Lawrence and Adam McKay: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/06/jennifer-lawrence-theranos-elizabeth-holmes Snowden movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowden_(film) What3Words being used in Mongolia: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/19/482514949/welcome-to-mongolias-new-postal-system-an-atlas-of-random-words lintr package: https://github.com/jimhester/lintr “The Electronic Coach” with Don Knuth: https://youtu.be/dhh8Ao4yweQ Exploring the data on gender and GitHub repo ownership: http://alyssafrazee.com/gender-and-github-code.html Jeff Atwood “Falling Into the Pit of Success”: https://blog.codinghorror.com/falling-into-the-pit-of-success/ Google coLaboratory: https://research.googleblog.com/2014/08/doing-data-science-with-colaboratory.html #rcatladies stickers: https://www.stickermule.com/marketplace/12936-number-rcatladies Katie Mack time-lapse video: https://twitter.com/astrokatie/status/745529809669787649
Jul 04, 2016
Episode 17 - Diurnal High Variance
51:18
Hilary and Roger talk about Amazon Echo and Alexa as AI as a service, the COMPAS algorithm, criminal justice forecasts, and whether algorithms can introduce or remove bias (or both). Show Notes: In Two Moves, AlphaGo and Lee Sedol Redefined the Future (http://www.wired.com/2016/03/two-moves-alphago-lee-sedol-redefined-future/) Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct (http://qz.com/639952/googles-ai-won-the-game-go-by-defying-millennia-of-basic-human-instinct/) Machine Bias: There’s Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And it’s Biased Against Blacks (https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing) ProPublica analysis of COMPAS (https://www.propublica.org/article/how-we-analyzed-the-compas-recidivism-algorithm) Richard Berk’s Criminal Justice Forecasts of Risk (http://www.amazon.com/Criminal-Justice-Forecasts-Risk-SpringerBriefs/dp/1461430844?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0) Cathy O’Neill: Weapons of Math Destruction (http://www.amazon.com/Weapons-Math-Destruction-Increases-Inequality/dp/0553418815) Cathy O’Neill: I’ll stop calling algorithms racist when you stop anthropomorphizing AI https://mathbabe.org/2016/04/07/ill-stop-calling-algorithms-racist-when-you-stop-anthropomorphizing-ai/ RMS Fact package: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/rmsfact/index.html Use R! 2016: http://user2016.org
Jun 09, 2016
Episode 16 - The Silicon Valley Episode
48:16
Roger and Hilary are back, with Hilary broadcasting from the west coast. Hilary and Roger discuss the possibility of scaling data analysis and how that may or may not work for companies like Palantir. Also, the latest on Theranos and the release of data from OkCupid. Show notes: BuzzFeed Article on Palantir: https://www.buzzfeed.com/williamalden/inside-palantir-silicon-valleys-most-secretive-company Roger’s Simply Statistics post on Palantir: http://simplystatistics.org/2016/05/11/palantir-struggles/ Looker: https://looker.com Data science done well looks easy: http://simplystatistics.org/2015/03/17/data-science-done-well-looks-easy-and-that-is-a-big-problem-for-data-scientists/ Latest on Theranos: http://www.wsj.com/articles/theranos-voids-two-years-of-edison-blood-test-results-1463616976 OkCupid Data Release: http://www.vox.com/2016/5/12/11666116/70000-okcupid-users-data-release Secret history of Silicon Valley: http://fr.slideshare.net/sblank/secret-history-why-stanford-and-not-berkeley Wealthfront blog: https://blog.wealthfront.com
May 21, 2016
Episode 15 - Spinning Up Logistics
45:35
This is Hilary’s and Roger’s last New York-Baltimore episode! In future episodes, Hilary will be broadcasting from California. In this episode Hilary and Roger discuss collaboration tools and workflow management for data science projects. To date, Roger has not found a project management tool that he can actually use (besides email), but is open to suggestions (from students). Links: Hilary’s tweet on cats: https://twitter.com/hspter/status/725411087110299649 Awesome vs. cats mug: https://www.etsy.com/listing/185113916/cat-mug-awesome-funny-mug-coffee-cup-tea John Urschel’s web page: http://math.mit.edu/~urschel/ Profile of John Urschel by the AMS: http://www.ams.org/publications/journals/notices/201602/rnoti-p148.pdf The other NFL player/mathematician: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Ryan_(American_football) GitHub flow: https://guides.github.com/introduction/flow/ Problems with Slack: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/why-slack-needs-a-product-fix Relativity and GPS: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast162/Unit5/gps.html The Information is looking for a Data Storyteller: https://www.theinformation.com/become-a-data-storytelling-superstar-at-the-information Stitch Fix is looking for Data Scientists: https://www.stitchfix.com/careers?gh_jid=169746?gh_jid=169746
Apr 28, 2016
Episode 14 - Sticker Unboxing
03:25
Hilary and Roger meet up face-to-face for the first time since the podcast started! This a short episode to document the unboxing of the official Not So Standard Deviations hex stickers that are available to our Patreon patrons who have signed up at the $2 per episode sticker level. Our Patreon Page (https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations) NSSD Stickers (https://goo.gl/A3xLhM)
Apr 25, 2016
Episode 13 - It's Good that Someone is Thinking About Us
01:02:16
Hilary and Roger talk about the difficulties of separating data analysis from its context, and Feather, a new file format for storing tabular data. Also, Hilary and Roger respond to some listener questions and Hilary announces her new job. If you have questions you’d like us to answer, you can send them to nssdeviations@gmail.com or tweet us at @NSSDeviations. Show notes: NSSD Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations) Feather git repository (https://github.com/wesm/feather/) Apache Arrow (https://arrow.apache.org) FlatBuffers (https://google.github.io/flatbuffers/) Roger’s blog post on feather (http://simplystatistics.org/2016/03/31/feather/) NausicaaDistribution (https://www.etsy.com/shop/NausicaaDistribution) New York R Conference (http://www.rstats.nyc) Every Frame a Painting (https://goo.gl/J2QAWK)
Apr 07, 2016
Episode 12 - The New Bayesian vs. Frequentist
49:28
In this episode, Hilary and Roger discuss the new direction for the journal Biostatistics, the recent fracas over ggplot2 and base graphics in R, and whether collecting more data is always better than collecting less (fewer?) data. Also, Hilary and Roger respond to some listener questions and more free advertising. If you have questions you’d like us to answer, you can send them to nssdeviations@gmail.com or tweet us at @NSSDeviations. Show notes: Jeff Leek on why he doesn’t use ggplot2 (http://goo.gl/am6I3r) David Robinson on why he uses ggplot2 (http://goo.gl/UpqO3c) Nathan Yau’s post comparing ggplot2 and base graphics (http://goo.gl/6iEB2I) Biostatistics Medium post (https://goo.gl/YuhFgB) Photoviz (http://goo.gl/tXNdCA) PigeonAir (https://twitter.com/PigeonAir) I just want to plot() (https://goo.gl/jqlg0G) Hilary and Rush Limbaugh (https://goo.gl/vvCfkl) Deep learning training set (http://imgur.com/a/K4RWn) NSSD Patreon page! (https://goo.gl/TbihVq)
Mar 26, 2016
Episode 11 - Start and Stop
01:01:51
We’ve started a Patreon page! Now you can support the podcast directly by going to http://patreon.com/NSSDeviations and making a pledge. This will help Hilary and me build the podcast, add new features, and get some better equipment. This is an all craft episode of Not So Standard Deviations, where Hilary and Roger discuss starting and ending a data analysis. What do you do at the very beginning of an analysis? Hilary and Roger talk about some of the things that seem to come up all the time. Also up for discussion is the American Statistical Association's statement on p values, famous statisticians on Twitter, and evil data scientists on TV. Plus two new things for free advertising. Show notes: NSSD Patreon Page (http://patreon.com/NSSDeviations) Jan de Leeuw (https://twitter.com/deleeuw_jan) Douglas Bates (https://twitter.com/BatesDmbates) Sports Night (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_Night) ASA’s statement on p values (http://goo.gl/JFz7ic) Basic and Applied Psychology Editorial banning p values (http://goo.gl/O8kL60) J. Kenji Alt’s Vegan Experience (http://www.seriouseats.com/vegan-experience) #fieldworkfail (http://fieldworkfail.com/)
Mar 14, 2016
Episode 10 - It's All Counterexamples
57:33
Hilary and Roger talk about the motivation behind the explainr package and the usefulness of automated reporting and interpretation of statistical tests. They also struggle to come up with a quick and easy way to explain why statistics is useful when it sometimes doesn't produce any different results. Show notes: The explainr package: https://github.com/hilaryparker/explainr Google's CausalImpact package: https://google.github.io/CausalImpact/CausalImpact.html Software is Eating the World: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111903480904576512250915629460 Many Rules of Statistics are Wrong: http://allendowney.blogspot.com/2015/12/many-rules-of-statistics-are-wrong.html Jeff Leek is mentioned at 5:31
Feb 29, 2016
Episode 9 - Spreadsheet Drama
01:00:34
Special guest Jenny Bryan (@jennybryan) joins us from the University of British Columbia! Jenny, Hilary, and Roger talk about spreadsheets and why some people love them and some people despise them. They also discuss blogging as part of scientific discourse. Show notes: Jenny's Stat 545: http://stat545-ubc.github.io/ Coding is not the new literacy: http://goo.gl/VvFyXz Goldman Sachs spreadsheet error: https://goo.gl/mC0Qz9 Jingmai O'Connor episode: https://goo.gl/hNloVr De-weaponizing reproducibility: http://goo.gl/IYDwn1 Vintage Space: https://goo.gl/n02EGP Tabby Cats: https://goo.gl/H3YgV6
Feb 10, 2016
Episode 8 - Snow Day
01:04:15
Hilary and Roger were snowed in over the weekend, so they recorded Episode 8 of Not So Standard Deviations. In this episode, Hilary and Roger talk about how to get your foot in the door with data science, the New England Journal's view on data sharing, Google's "Cohort Analysis", and the possibility of predicting a movie's box office returns based on the movie's script. Show notes: Remembrances of Peter Hall (http://goo.gl/eUU2AK) Research Parasites (NEJM editorial by Dan Longo and Jeffrey Drazen) (http://goo.gl/HbMu87) Amazon review/data analysis of Fifty Shades of Grey (http://goo.gl/83DvvO) Time-lapse cats (https://youtu.be/55psWVYSbrI) Pocket (https://getpocket.com/)
Jan 25, 2016
Episode 7 - Statistical Royalty
59:47
Hilary and Roger ring in the new year with a discussion of Theranos and the pitfalls of diagnostic testing, Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist generation algorithm (and the need for human product managers), and of course, a little Star Wars. Also, Hilary and Roger each give some "free advertising" to something interesting that they think other people should know about. Show Notes: Gosset Icterometer (http://goo.gl/JDk6ni) Entertainment medicine Spotify's Discover Weekly (http://goo.gl/enzFeR) Variance Explained (http://varianceexplained.org) What3Words (http://what3words.com)
Jan 09, 2016
Episode 6 - Google is the New Fisher
46:16
In this episode Roger and Hilary discuss analyses that seem easy but are actually hard, like power/sample size calculations and A/B testing. Notes Roger's books on Leanpub (https://goo.gl/X0TFt9) KPIs (https://goo.gl/VO0ckP) Reply All (http://replyall.soy), a great podcast Use R! 2016 conference (http://user2016.org) where Don Knuth is an invited speaker! Liz Stuart's directory of propensity score software (http://goo.gl/wUcTBT) A/B testing (https://goo.gl/CibhJ0) iid (https://goo.gl/qMyksb) R 3.2.3 release notes (https://goo.gl/qHVzWQ) pqR(http://www.pqr-project.org/) John Myles White's tweet (https://goo.gl/pFOVkx)
Dec 17, 2015
Episode 5 - IRL Roger is Totally With It
54:30
Roger and Hilary open the mailbag for the first time and go over some feedback they've gotten on previous episodes. The rest of the time is spent discussing the importance of reproducibility in data analysis, both in an academic research setting and an industry setting. Notes Hilary's talk on reproducible analysis in production: https://youtu.be/7B3n-5atLxM Duke Scandal Starter Set: http://goo.gl/rEO5QD Keith Baggerly's talk on Duke Scandal: https://youtu.be/7gYIs7uYbMo The Web of Trust: https://goo.gl/RtpBZa testdat R package: https://goo.gl/MlM0gu
Dec 02, 2015
Episode 4 - A Gajillion Time Series
51:45
Hilary and Roger take on the statistical challenges in DevOps and the inherent difficulties of detecting rare anomalies in real time. But first Hilary schools Roger on what DevOps is. Also Ben and Jerry's. And the t-test. Notes: Nobody Loves Graphite Anymore (https://goo.gl/259VKI) A response: http://goo.gl/zB7wM9 Why Gosset is awesome: https://goo.gl/7PgLKY Gosset's grandson: http://goo.gl/fhaqHx
Nov 07, 2015
Episode 3 - Gilmore Girls
50:31
At the suggestion of Roger's brother, this episode is all about Hilary and Roger. Well, really it's about their jobs. Hilary and Roger talk about the life of the data scientist in academia and in the tech industry and how it doesn't seem to be all that different....
Oct 25, 2015
Episode 2 - We Got it Under 40 Minutes
39:40
In this episode, Hilary and Roger talk about user testing for statistical methods, navigating the Hadleyverse, the crucial significance of rename(), and the secret reason for creating the podcast (hint: it rhymes with "bee"). Also, Roger erroneously claims that Bill Cleveland is way older than he actually is. Sorry Bill. In other news, we are finally on iTunes so you can subscribe from there directly if you want (just search for "Not So Standard Deviations"). Notes: Bill Cleveland's paper in Science, on graphical perception, published in 1985 (http://goo.gl/xtkSJy) TomFest (https://goo.gl/Sbtz0o)
Oct 02, 2015
Episode 1 - RCatLadies Origin Story
47:05
Welcome to Episode 1! In this episode, Roger and Hilary talk about the origins of @RCatLadies, evidence-based data analysis, Roger's new book, The Art of Data Science, and whole Python vs. R thing.
Sep 16, 2015
Naming The Podcast
01:22
Roger and Hilary figure out what to name the podcast. Also, Roger is really bad at making web sites.
Sep 16, 2015