Analyzing 538’s Democratic Primary Analysis

I get into the extended discussions about politics on Facebook.  Sorry, not sorry.  Recently, I got into an in-depth analysis of Bernie's chances going forward.  Given his big wins in Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska, I pointed to this great project on fivethirtyeight.com to see how much he caught up. Who's on Track for the Nomination? describes… Continue reading Analyzing 538’s Democratic Primary Analysis

Statisticians come in from the cold

Two weeks ago my paper, Descriptive Statistics of the Genome, was accepted to the Journal of Computational Biology.  I think it was the best part of my thesis, so I'm excited to see it finally being published. Lectures Last week I gave my first talk/lecture at the monthly luncheon of the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association.  That… Continue reading Statisticians come in from the cold

I’m Suing Civis Analytics

Update: Somehow I missed that members of the same Obama analytics team were called out for their lack of diversity on the campaign trail.  In this context, their quotes to and about me below provide an explanation. Update 2: My follow-up piece on this subject is here. Update 3: I also want to highlight more statistics about… Continue reading I’m Suing Civis Analytics

Plata y Plomo in Pilsen

On Wednesday there will be a meeting with the US EPA hosted by the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization (PERRO) in the basement of the church at 1850 S Throop. For the past decade PERRO has been pushing the EPA to investigate the emissions coming from the H Kramer smelting facility. From Wikipedia: H.… Continue reading Plata y Plomo in Pilsen

Single-celled Trump Says…

A team at the University of Oregon has found a single mutation that may explain the evolution from single-celled to multi-cellular life.  From the reddit ELI5 (Explain Like I'm 5) comment: In order to grow your lungs and other important organs in your body, cells have little rods that they point at other cells which then fit together in… Continue reading Single-celled Trump Says…

Optimizing Fanduel in R

I want to give a little background on my experience with fantasy football first.  If you're just looking for the algorithm just skip down to the section titled The Algorithm. Fantasy Football I like Chicago Bears football.  Even during rough seasons like this one.  I don't really care that much about other football teams.  So when my friends first invited me… Continue reading Optimizing Fanduel in R