Tag: links

Weekend Links

I’m not going to make a habit of this, but there have been some great articles for interested actuaries this week that I wanted to point to. Tim Harford in the FT¬†wondered whether in our enthusiasm for Big Data, we have forgotten some statistical principles: Four years after the original Nature paper was published, Nature…

Monday Links

I’ve been away on holiday (Kuala Lumpur, lovely and warm!) for a week. Here are a few interesting articles that caught my eye while I was away. The Morpeth Flood model – Morpeth is a town in the UK that was flooded very badly in 2008. They’ve proposed a new model of flood insurance, which…

Monday Links

A roundup of the links that caught my eye this week. This week the big news for stats geeks was the release of the Australian census, with lots of news. I haven’t had time to play with the data yet, but here is the link. @mattcowgill points out that in 15% of couple families, female…

Monday Links

A roundup of the links that I’ve found interesting this week: Why the Rules of Language Are Both Arbitrary and Essential, Steven Pinker on the false fronts in the language wars between those who argue that the language has defined rules, and you are either correct or incorrect, and those who record usage with no…

Monday links

Here’s a roundup of interesting links I’ve seen this week: The speed of light is too slow! New Scientist article about traders choosing microwaves to transmit trading instructions ahead of fibre optic cable – light is slowed by a significant amount by the cable. Giving people permission to fail – an important part of risk…