Diogenes C. S. Jr.

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FAQ:How are the likelihood ratio, Wald, and Lagrange multiplier (score) tests different and/or similar?

A researcher estimated the following model, which predicts high versus low writing scores on a standardized test (<b>hiwrite</b>), using students’ gender</b> …

Behold the MusicMap: The Ultimate Interactive Genealogy of Music Created Between 1870 and 2016

A Pandora for the adventurous antiquarian, the highly underrated site Radiooooo gives users streaming music from all over the world and every decade …

Fundamentals of Data Visualization

18 Telling a story with data<p>Most data visualization is done for the purpose of communication. We have an insight about a dataset, and we have a …

Generating a PDF/A document with bookdown

I'm working on a bookdown::tufte_book2, trying to generate a PDF/A document by including \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} in the header. The problem is that …

Deals: NetSpot Pro

Anyone who has ever set up a WiFi network probably knows just how much fun that it can be to troubleshoot one. Even a working network has a limited range of use, and can have weak and dead zones, depending on the space it’s located in. And then there are the myriad of actual problems that can arise.<p>…

Fundamentals of Data Visualization

17 Choosing the right visualization software<p>Throughout this book, I have purposefully avoided one critical question of data visualization: How do we …

R: simple for complex tasks, complex for simple tasks

(This article was first published on <b> eKonometrics</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)When it comes to undertaking complex data science projects, R …

Data Science

Where to Develop Film in 2018

In a digital world, shooting on film isn't as easy as it used to be. Once you track down an analog camera and fresh film, you still need to figure …

Learn Data Science Youtube Channel

Transitioning to a career in data science can be full of unanswered questions. I am here to help you get answers to those questions.<p>Today, I am …

Billy Graham Built a Movement. Now His Son Is Dismantling It.

If you want to understand the evangelical decline in the United States, look no further than the transition from Billy to Franklin Graham.<p>While Billy Graham was leading a revival in Los Angeles in 1949, William Randolph Hearst looked at the handsome thirtysomething evangelist with flowing blond …

Religion

Understanding Dijkstra's Algorithm

Introduction<p>When I first started learning algorithms and data structures, every resource I came across would mention Dijkstra’s algorithm in a sort …

Understanding God’s Control When You’re a Climate Scientist

A geophysicist on balancing God’s sovereignty over nature with human understanding of weather. <i>Thomas P. Ackerman navigates a world of difficult</i> …

Climate Change

How to jailbreak tvOS 10.2.2 with greeng0blin

As we reported recently, nitoTV has released his eponymous tool for various tvOS firmwares. It’s a package manager, much like Cydia is for iOS, but …

Smart TV

How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way

Want to save a web page as a PDF on iPad or iPhone? Generating PDF files of webpages and web articles is now easier than ever before in iOS, thanks …

Operating Systems

How to remotely help someone fix their iPhone, iPad, and Mac using Messages screen sharing

You can use Message screen sharing on your Mac to help fix problems on other Macs, as well as iOS devices. Here's how.Messages on the Mac works a lot …

I Contain Multitudes

• <b>Author:</b> Ed Yong<p>Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a …

What I’ve Learned from Talking About My Bipolar Disorder at Work

Many years ago, I had to take some time off work for depression. I had a sick note from the doctor, and had disclosed that it was mental health–related. After two weeks, when I was just starting to feel like I could cope again, my colleagues invited me out for the evening. I wanted to remain welded …

How to Make a DIY Pinhole Lens with a Camera Body Cap: A 1-Minute Guide

Have a camera body cap lying around collecting dust? Did you know that you can easily turn it into a do-it-yourself pinhole lens? Matt from Blue …

Learn Python in 3 days : Step by Step Guide

This tutorial helps you to get started with Python. It's a step by step practical guide to learn Python by examples. Python is an open source …

Python Programming

Roman Bishop said Bishop Callistus had non-Christian behaviors

COGwriter October 14th is observed as the feast day for the Bishop of Rome named Callistus. There is a church built on top over a pagan temple in …

Preaching Honestly In A Post-Christian World

Alan Jacobs quotes a C.S. Lewis piece from 1946, in which Lewis said that the visible de-Christianization of Britain was only an outward sign of …

Faith

The Masterful Photo Compositions of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Ever wonder what it is that makes Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” photos “work”? Photographer Tavis Leaf Glover put out a two-part video …

The Gripping Story of Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother”

<i>Screenshot taken from the video</i><p>Many years after Dorothea Lange took her iconic “Migrant Mother” photograph in 1936, the portrait of a troubled mother …

Vermont Medical School Says Goodbye To Lectures

For students starting medical school, the first year can involve a lot of time in a lecture hall. There are hundreds of terms to master and pages upon pages of notes to take.<p>But when the new class of medical students begins at the University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine next week, a lot …

Teaching

Statistics: P values are just the tip of the iceberg

Ridding science of shoddy statistics will require scrutiny of every step, not merely the last one, say Jeffrey T. Leek and Roger D. Peng.<p>Subject …

Living Descendants of Biblical Canaanites Identified Via DNA

Genome sequenced from 3,700-year-old remains is found in today's residents of Lebanon.<p>More than 90 percent of the genetic ancestry of modern Lebanese is derived from ancient Canaanites, according to a paper published today in the <i>American Journal of Human Genetics.</i><p>Researchers supported by The …

Hackers target 30 voting machines at Defcon

A group of hackers show how electronic voting machines could be attacked, and how votes can be changed.

Security

Canaanites Live: DNA Reveals Fate of Biblical People

The people of modern-day Lebanon can trace their genetic ancestry back to the Canaanites, new research finds.<p>The Canaanites were residents of the …

ggplot2 – Easy way to mix multiple graphs on the same page

To arrange <b>multiple</b> <b>ggplot2</b> graphs on the same page, the standard R functions – <i>par()</i> and <i>layout()</i> – cannot be used.<p>The basic solution is to use the</b> …