5 Ways Visual Search Will Change the Way You Market

Hubspot’s recent List of Marketing Statistics for 2019 identified an unmistakable trend — the importance of visual content on social media.
One of the highlighted studies found that the average person has the ability to recall 65% of the visual content they see almost three days later.

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Estimating a normal mean with a cauchy prior

The setup
When doing statistics the Bayesian way, we are sometimes bombarded with complicated integrals that do not lend themselves to closed-form solutions. This used to be a problem. Nowadays, not so much. This post illustrates how a person can use the Monte Carlo method (and R) to get a good estimate for an integral that might otherwise look unwieldy at first glance.

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Maiden voyage

Who
Me. I’m an associate professor of Statistics at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. I’ve been using R for about 7 years, Emacs about 3 years, git about 1 year, and Org-Mode for less than a year.
What
I want this blog to be about statistics, plain and sample. No frills, no tomfoolery, just bare-boned statistics from beginning to end.

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To do: Construct a build-your-own-relevant-statistics-class kit.

Alexis Lerner, who took a couple of our courses on applied regression and communicating data and statistics, designed a new course, “Jews: By the Numbers,” at the University of Toronto:
But what does it mean to work with data and statistics in a Jewish studies course?

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Ergodicity In The World Of IoT

Ergodicity is one of the most important concepts in statistics. More importantly, it has a lot of real world applications. In this case, it’s applicable to the staggering number of internet connected devices in the world of Internet of Things (IoT). Most of the experiments conducted by research labs, businesses, and marketing agencies often rely on statistics to compile the results.

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Statistics – the rules of the game

What is statistics about, really? It’s easy to go through a class and get the impression that it’s about manipulating intimidating formulas. But what’s the goal of them? Why did people invent them?
If you zoom out, the big picture is more conceptual than mathematical. Statistics has a crazy, grasping ambition: it wants to tell you how to best use observations to make decisions.

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Exploring a new philosophy of statistics field

This article came out on Monday on our Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Statistics in Virginia Tech News Daily magazine.
October 28, 2019
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From universities around the world, participants in a summer session gathered to discuss the merits of the philosophy of statistics. Co-director Deborah Mayo, left, hosted an evening for them at her home.

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