Cord Blomquist, who did a great job moving us from horrible Movable Type to nice nice WordPress, writes: I [Cord] wanted to share a little news with you related to the original work we did for you last year. When ReadyMadeWeb converted your Movable Type blog to WordPress, we got a lot of other requestes [...]
I’ve been told that if you download Google Currents to your iPad or Android device, you get a blog reader that beautifies the posts and makes it look more like a magazine. I don’t have a mobile phone myself but maybe those of you who do, will find this useful.
Hi all. You may have noticed changes in the appearance of the blog. Cord Blomquist moved us over to this new WordPress blog. He earlier did it for our sister blog and he can do it for you too, for a reasonable fee. We had a few hitches in getting all the files and links [...]
Hi all. We’ve moved the blog and are still working out some bugs. For example, we delete spam comments but sometimes they remain on the blog. A few other things. We should be cleaning it up more in the next few days.
OK, the 30 days of statistics are over. I’ll still be posting regularly on statistical topics, but now it will be mixed in with everything else, as before. Here’s what I put on the sister blogs in the past month: 1. How to write an entire report with fake data. 2. “Life getting shorter for [...]
In the next few days we’ll be changing the format of the blog and moving it to a new server. If you have difficulty posting comments, just wait and post them in a few days when all should be working well. (But if you can post a comment, go for it. All the old entries [...]
There is sometimes a line of news, a thought or an article sufficiently aligned with the general topics on this blog that is worth sharing. I could have emailed it to a few friends who are interested. Or I could have gone through the relative hassle of opening up the blog administration interface, cleaned it [...]
Apparently some of our new blog entries are appearing as old entries on the RSS feed, meaning that those of you who read the blog using RSS may be missing a lot of good stuff. We’re working on this. But, in the meantime, I recommend you click on the blog itself to see what’s been [...]
We’re having some problem with the blog, where we get comments but they don’t show up on the blog. We’re trying to figure out what’s going on. In the meantime, feel free to post your comments; they’ll show up soon, I hope.
Jeff and John were bugging me about this so I thought I should give a quick summary: Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science: Most of my stuff goes here. We also have several other contributors who unfortunately don’t blog very often. When they do blog, they usually have something good to say. I used [...]
A potential applicant writes: I am considering applying to the postdoc positions at the Applied Statistics Center advertised at http://applied.stat.columbia.edu/postdocads.php. From the description in that page, it is not clear to me whether the selected postdocs are expected to use part of their time in their own projects. There is no information, either, on what [...]
We have upgraded the blog software from MT 3.3 to MT 4.2. There might be some hiccups, but we hope to have it operational as quickly as possible. Let us know if there are any problems!
The Earth Institute is looking for applicants for its postdoctoral fellows program:
“Creating structured and flexible models: some open problems” at the Statistics Department, Monday 3pm in Room 1180 of the Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street. “Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way they Do” at the Martin Prosperity Insitute, Rotman School of Management, Tuesday 2pm in Room 108N of [...]
We’re busy finishing our book during these next couple of weeks. So if I’m slow in responding to messages, just wait. You might hear from me in mid-March.
I have been fiddling with the access statistics for this blog. We use the “sitemeter”, which doesn’t deserve neither a link nor capitalization. One of the things I looked at is where do visitors come from. Indeed, several came through other blogs that links to postings here, but the forgetfulness of sitemeter drove me to [...]
I am sometimes asked how to get an RSS feed from this blog. I’ve been told you can do it here.
I guess it had to happen sometime.
The blog is fully working, so your comments will be processed again. And have a fun 4th-of-July weekend!
The comment file got corrupted, so we’re trying to figure out how to fix it. In the meantime, the blog is not currently displaying comments. It appears to be storing the comments, however, so I hope we’ll get it fixed within a few days.
Seth Roberts’s work on self-experimentation is the subject of the Freakonomics column in this Sunday’s New York Times. Regular readers of this blog will recall discussions of Seth’s work here and here. Also a related study here. The publicizing of Seth’s work also is an interesting example of information transmission. Seth published a paper in [...]
Postdoctoral research opportunity: Columbia University, Departments of Epidemiology and Statistics Supervisors: Ezra Susser (epidemiology) and Andrew Gelman (statistics) We have a NIH-funded postdoctoral position (1 or 2 years) available for what is essentially statistical research as applied to some important problems in psychiatric epidemiology. One project which we are working is the Jerusalem Perinatal Study [...]
I’m sure most of you noticed that our blog disappeared for a while last week. Some f&*^ing kid in Michigan of all places hacked into my stat.columbia.edu account through the Wiki. I think the Wiki security problems are now fixed, and have also learned the hard way not to rely on anyone else to back [...]