Browsing articles in "Anirban’s Angle"

Anirban’s Angle: Earth’s temperature data

  Anirban DasGupta takes a look at NASA’s temperature data from the last 100 years: The best scientists and the best human minds have been deliberately looking at extensive global [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: US Elections, 2016, 2018, 2020

Anirban DasGupta writes: I thought it would be revealing and entertaining to look at the recently concluded US midterm election results and make some conclusions. Who is voting Republican? What [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: The State of the World, in a few lines

We’re pleased to bring back Anirban’s Angle, a column from Anirban DasGupta. Acknowledgements: Jim Berger, Burgess Davis, Dominique Picard, Sara van de Geer, Hao Zhang. — Although my background and [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: 215 Influential Developments in Statistics

Anirban DasGupta writes his last column, for now (he will be the new Bulletin editor from the next issue): On July 18, 2013, I wrote an email to Steve Stigler, [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: Nature and Man: Bimodal, at their best?

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: Lazily leafing through the pages of the 2012 World Almanac, I noticed a curiously common phenomenon. Be it the deserts, lakes, mountain peaks, rivers, or [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: Randomization, Bootstrap and Sherlock Holmes

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: It might well be an exercise in frivolity, but I see a common thread between Sherlock Holmes and the bootstrap. It’s randomized inference. A standard [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: Top Inequalities for a PhD student

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: It is the mark of an instructed mind, said Aristotle, not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible. Delicate and [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: Understanding Citation Indices

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta explores how citation indices are created: Some love them, some hate them, but citation indices are heartily gobbled up by administrators in tenure and promotion decisions. [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: Right or Wrong, Our Confidence Intervals

  Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: A wonderful thing about tenure is that once I had it, I never had to control my irresistible urge to waste my time on [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: Mendeléeff, Bode, and Precognition

Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta writes: Perhaps it says something about human psychology that if a theoretical model for some problem makes predictions — better yet, sensational or bizarre predictions — which later come out [ More.. ]


Anirban’s Angle: Berkeley & Indian Statistics

Anirban DasGupta reminisces on the fond relationships that have developed over the years between statisticians from India and UC Berkeley.


Anirban’s Angle: A New Core?

Anirban DasGupta writes: PhD students in statistics departments across the world are asked to take a course on the core theory of inference, the so-called “qualifier theory course”. I took [ More.. ]



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