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Roger Peng and Hilary Parker talk about the latest in data science and data analysis in academia and industry.

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Roger Peng and Hilary Parker talk about the latest in data science and data analysis in academia and industry.

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I like how I can be informed about happenings in data science and data analysis without having to sit down and read something. I like the non-data bits, too - maybe even more than the data parts. I want to be friends in real life with them!

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My favorite data science podcast. I always listen.

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By penguinprincess333 - Dec 06 2019
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I like how I can be informed about happenings in data science and data analysis without having to sit down and read something. I like the non-data bits, too - maybe even more than the data parts. I want to be friends in real life with them!

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My favorite data science podcast. I always listen.

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Roger Peng and Hilary Parker talk about the latest in data science and data analysis in academia and industry.

61 - 70% Gut, 30% Data

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In Roger's last episode from Melbourne, Hilary and Roger discuss Theranos, trust in data analysis, Netflix, ALTREP, what computer to buy, and how to get into data science.

Show notes:

Elizabeth Holmes faces criminal charges: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/theranos-founder-and-former-chief-operating-officer-charged-alleged-wire-fraud-schemes

xplain package: https://twitter.com/jsugarelli/status/992121083254984705?s=12

Tyler Schnoeblen's piece on trust and reliance: https://medium.com/@integrate.ai/real-talk-about-trust-and-then-some-unreal-talk-too-c5adfe56ce1e

Inside the Binge Factory: http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/how-netflix-swallowed-tv-industry.html

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Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng

Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter

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Jun 20 2018

1hr 19mins

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Episode 2 - We Got it Under 40 Minutes

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In this episode, Hilary and Roger talk about user testing for statistical methods, navigating the Hadleyverse, the crucial significance of rename(), and the secret reason for creating the podcast (hint: it rhymes with "bee"). Also, Roger erroneously claims that Bill Cleveland is way older than he actually is. Sorry Bill. In other news, we are finally on iTunes so you can subscribe from there directly if you want (just search for "Not So Standard Deviations"). Notes: Bill Cleveland's paper in Science, on graphical perception, published in 1985 (http://goo.gl/xtkSJy) TomFest (https://goo.gl/Sbtz0o)

Oct 02 2015

39mins

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77 - Back to Statistics

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Hilary and Roger discuss the significance of statistical significance, the elements and principles of data analysis, and how to enforce ethical data science practice.

Show notes:

Scientists rise up against statistical significance

Elements and Principles of Data Analysis

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Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng

Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter

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Mar 28 2019

1hr 3mins

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43 - Analogy Corner

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Hilary and Roger talk about teaching R in the era of the tidyverse, joyplots, follow up on explainable AI, writing versus data analysis, and Google Music playlists. They also take some reader questions and Hilary has an amazing app idea. Lastly, Roger has a special announcement.

Show Notes:

Joyplots: https://twitter.com/i/moments/887307963173658624

Stripe slide deck on explainable AI: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rZHPDqDFEOcEQhqm3lTKD7Cf5XGvj4iB04W8KA4ar5w/mobilepresent?slide=id.g221bed7464_0_0

Roger's tweet storm on teaching R: https://twitter.com/rdpeng/status/882767951614627840

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Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng

Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter

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Jul 20 2017

1hr 8mins

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55 - Biggest Change to R Since R

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Hilary and Roger discuss limiting the number of loaded R packages, more Microsoft, whether A/B testing is dead, and transcendental meditation.

Show notes:

Follow up on number of DLLs allowed: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36974206/error-maximal-number-of-dlls-reached

David Smith's Blog post: https://twitter.com/revodavid/status/963468355536605184

CRAN Task view for parallel programming: https://cran.r-project.org/web/views/HighPerformanceComputing.html

A Model of the Universe: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/movingintostillness/a-model-of-the-universe-t4949.html

A/B testing is dead: https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/05/optimizelys-decision-to-ditch-its-free-plan-suggests-a-b-website-testing-is-dead/

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Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng

Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter

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Mar 01 2018

1hr 10mins

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Episode 3 - Gilmore Girls

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At the suggestion of Roger's brother, this episode is all about Hilary and Roger. Well, really it's about their jobs. Hilary and Roger talk about the life of the data scientist in academia and in the tech industry and how it doesn't seem to be all that different....

Oct 25 2015

50mins

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28 - Writing is a Lot Harder Than Just Talking

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Hilary and Roger talk about building data science products that provide a good user experience while adhering to some kind of ground truth, whether it’s in medicine, education, news, or elsewhere. Also Gilmore Girls.

Show Notes:

HIll’s criteria for causation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_Hill_criteria

O’Reilly Bots Podcast: https://www.oreilly.com/topics/oreilly-bots-podcast

NHTSA’s Federal Automated Vehicles Policy: http://www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/av/index.html

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Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng

Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter

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Aug 03 2017

1hr

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76 - Barely a Data Scientist

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Hilary and Roger discuss the other jobs of the data scientist, using notebooks, Getting Things Done (on paper), keeping packages on CRAN, and the Women in Data Science Conference.

Show notes:

Women in Data Science Conference

Hilary's New Yorker-style cartoon

R 1.0.0 CD at University of Auckland

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Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng

Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter

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Mar 08 2019

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63 - Book Club, Part 1

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Hilary and Roger discuss chapter 1 of Design Thinking by Nigel Cross.

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Design Thinking by Nigel Cross

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Aug 23 2018

1hr 6mins

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51 - A Beehive of Excel Devotees

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An end-of-year episode chock full of topics! Roger and Hilary discuss using Excel, detecting serial killers, counting hurricane-related deaths, and whether it's possible to evaluate a data analysis without knowing who the author is. 

If you are a Spotify user, you can now listen to the podcast on Spotify! Just use the search function and subscribe to Not So Standard Deviations in the app.

Show notes:

The serial killer detector: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/27/the-serial-killer-detector

Puerto Rico death toll: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/08/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-death-toll.html

Machine learning is alchemy? https://twitter.com/haldaume3/status/938478425777377280

Tyler Schnoebelen on GANS https://twitter.com/tschnoebelen/status/939128421719961600

Excel follow up: https://www.wsj.com/articles/finance-pros-say-youll-have-to-pry-excel-out-of-their-cold-dead-hands-1512060948

LHC on Linear Digressions: http://lineardigressions.com/episodes/2016/2/23/hunting-for-the-higgs

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Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng

Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter

Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/

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Dec 15 2017

1hr 19mins

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Episode 32 - You Have to Reinvent the Wheel a Few Times

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Hilary and Roger discuss training in PhD programs, estimating the variance vs. the standard deviation, the bias variance tradeoff, and explainable machine learning. Show notes: Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Explainable AI: http://www.darpa.mil/program/explainable-artificial-intelligence Stitch Fix Blog NBA Rankings: http://multithreaded.stitchfix.com/blog/2016/11/22/nba-rankings/ David Robinson’s Empirical Bayes book: http://varianceexplained.org/r/empirical-bayes-book/ War on the Rocks podcast: https://warontherocks.com/2017/01/introducing-bombshell-the-explosive-first-episode/ Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast

Feb 09 2017

1hr 15mins

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Episode 4 - A Gajillion Time Series

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Hilary and Roger take on the statistical challenges in DevOps and the inherent difficulties of detecting rare anomalies in real time. But first Hilary schools Roger on what DevOps is. Also Ben and Jerry's. And the t-test. Notes: Nobody Loves Graphite Anymore (https://goo.gl/259VKI) A response: http://goo.gl/zB7wM9 Why Gosset is awesome: https://goo.gl/7PgLKY Gosset's grandson: http://goo.gl/fhaqHx

Nov 07 2015

51mins

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Episode 35 - Special Guest Sean Taylor

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Hilary and Roger talk with Sean Taylor of Facebook about his new software package prophet, how to make tools usable and re-usable, and of course, Excel. Show notes: Sean Taylor http://seanjtaylor.com The Statistics Software Signal: http://seanjtaylor.com/post/39573264781/the-statistics-software-signal Automatic statistician https://www.automaticstatistician.com/about/ Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com

Mar 29 2017

1hr 1min

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Episode 12 - The New Bayesian vs. Frequentist

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In this episode, Hilary and Roger discuss the new direction for the journal Biostatistics, the recent fracas over ggplot2 and base graphics in R, and whether collecting more data is always better than collecting less (fewer?) data. Also, Hilary and Roger respond to some listener questions and more free advertising. If you have questions you’d like us to answer, you can send them to nssdeviations@gmail.com or tweet us at @NSSDeviations. Show notes: Jeff Leek on why he doesn’t use ggplot2 (http://goo.gl/am6I3r) David Robinson on why he uses ggplot2 (http://goo.gl/UpqO3c) Nathan Yau’s post comparing ggplot2 and base graphics (http://goo.gl/6iEB2I) Biostatistics Medium post (https://goo.gl/YuhFgB) Photoviz (http://goo.gl/tXNdCA) PigeonAir (https://twitter.com/PigeonAir) I just want to plot() (https://goo.gl/jqlg0G) Hilary and Rush Limbaugh (https://goo.gl/vvCfkl) Deep learning training set (http://imgur.com/a/K4RWn) NSSD Patreon page! (https://goo.gl/TbihVq)

Mar 26 2016

49mins

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Episode 16 - The Silicon Valley Episode

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Roger and Hilary are back, with Hilary broadcasting from the west coast. Hilary and Roger discuss the possibility of scaling data analysis and how that may or may not work for companies like Palantir. Also, the latest on Theranos and the release of data from OkCupid. Show notes: BuzzFeed Article on Palantir: https://www.buzzfeed.com/williamalden/inside-palantir-silicon-valleys-most-secretive-company Roger’s Simply Statistics post on Palantir: http://simplystatistics.org/2016/05/11/palantir-struggles/ Looker: https://looker.com Data science done well looks easy: http://simplystatistics.org/2015/03/17/data-science-done-well-looks-easy-and-that-is-a-big-problem-for-data-scientists/ Latest on Theranos: http://www.wsj.com/articles/theranos-voids-two-years-of-edison-blood-test-results-1463616976 OkCupid Data Release: http://www.vox.com/2016/5/12/11666116/70000-okcupid-users-data-release Secret history of Silicon Valley: http://fr.slideshare.net/sblank/secret-history-why-stanford-and-not-berkeley Wealthfront blog: https://blog.wealthfront.com

May 21 2016

48mins

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44 - She Won the Battle

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Hilary and Roger continue the discussion about whether good data analysis can lead to bad outcomes, talk about private cloud servers, and discuss whether data represent ground truth.

Show Notes:

Movies on tape: https://twitter.com/ngedrich/status/888142458944593920

Private cloud server: https://antsle.com/product/

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Aug 21 2017

55mins

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Episode 33 - Big Time Bubble Time

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Hilary and Roger talk about the interview process for data science and data analyst jobs, opinionated analysis development, and what job interviews were like back in 1999. Show notes: Roger’s podcasting setup: http://simplystatistics.org/2017/02/20/podcasting-setup/ Opinionated Analysis Development: https://www.rstudio.com/resources/videos/opinionated-analysis-development/ Susan Fowler’s Medium post: https://www.susanjfowler.com/blog/2017/2/19/reflecting-on-one-very-strange-year-at-uber 10% Happier: http://www.10percenthappier.com Henrik Bengtsson’s Future package: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/future/index.html Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast

Feb 23 2017

51mins

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45 - Analogy Corner After Dark

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Hilary and Roger have a late-night discussion about JupyterCon, data analysis and decisions, and other deeper topics.

Show Notes:

JupyterCon: https://conferences.oreilly.com/jupyter/jup-ny

Financial stability monitor: https://www.financialresearch.gov/financial-stability-monitor/

Catistician: https://twitter.com/ChelseaParlett/status/902581025175429120

Tyranny of Structurelessness: http://www.jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm

Data Alone Isn’t Ground Truth (by Angela Bassa): https://medium.com/@angebassa/data-alone-isnt-ground-truth-9e733079dfd4

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Aug 31 2017

1hr 4mins

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Episode 34 - F Dist

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Hilary and Roger discuss Stitch Fix’s massive Algorithms Tour, reproducibility from a physical scientist perspective, and interpretability in machine learning. Show notes F this: http://sgsa.stat.ucla.edu/f-this/ Interpretability is the new reproducibility: http://simplystatistics.org/2017/03/08/when-do-we-need-interpretability/ NSF Workshop on Systematic Approach to Robustness, Reliability, and Reproducibility in Scientific Research: http://www.mrsec.harvard.edu/2017NSFReliability/index.html Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com

Mar 13 2017

58mins

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81 - Getting to Yes with Data Analysis

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Hilary and Roger discuss the book Getting to Yes and how it applies to data analysis. Also, more sports, breaking changes to R, and sampling.

Show notes:

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Sprawlball

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May 23 2019

1hr 11mins

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92 - Hilary Comes to Town

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Hilary and Roger record in person for the third time ever to discuss the changing nature of data science and its role in various industries, the use of QA in data science product development, and lots of other stuff.

Show notes:

Discussion of Hilary’s outfit generator product development

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 7mins

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91 - The Creative Curve

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Hilary and Roger discuss the book The Creative Curve by Allen Gannett and how the ideas relate to data science and data analysis.

Show notes:

The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right Time

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Nov 14 2019

1hr 16mins

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90 - This Week in Algorithmic Bias

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Hilary and Roger follow up on R as a first programming language (thanks Sean Kross!) and open source licensing and then discuss algorithmic bias in medicine and housing.

Also, NEW BOOK CLUB!

Show notes:

The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right Time

R as a first programming language

Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations

A New HUD Rule Would Effectively Encourage Discrimination by Algorithm

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Oct 30 2019

1hr 1min

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89 - Everyone Has a Life

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Hilary and Roger have a wide-ranging discussion about coffee, Hilary’s essay on imposter syndrome, open source software business models, and R as a first programming language.

Show notes:

Episode 35 with Sean Taylor

Hilary's essay on imposter syndrome

In 2019, multiple open source companies changed course—is it the right move?

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Oct 19 2019

1hr 5mins

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88 - Keep the Humans for the Human Stuff

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Hilary and Roger discuss the RStudio Conference, Directions in Statistical Computing, the benefits of having a diversity of programming languages, and canola oil.

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RStudio Conference 2020

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Sep 30 2019

1hr 16mins

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87 - Leadership Skills for the Apocalypse

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Hilary and Roger go behind the scenes of a new tool for building outfits that she helped build at Stitch Fix. Also, follow up on writing functions for data analysis and Hilary review's her milk frother.

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Miles McBain thread

WIRED article on new Stitch Fix algorithm

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Sep 16 2019

1hr 19mins

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86 - Pedal to the Metal

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Hilary and Roger are back from their brief summer hiatus to discuss data analysis project organization, version control systems, foot pedals, conferences, and Roger's live-streaming.

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Aug 22 2019

1hr 15mins

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85 - Old/old (with special guest Jenna Krall)

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Roger welcomes special guest Jenna Krall to discuss cricket, data analysis project organization, and the difficulties in creating a dataset.

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Jenna Krall: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profile/view/251051

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Jul 25 2019

1hr 1min

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84 - All the Easy Issues

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Roger and Hilary follow up on leaf umbrellas and take some time to discuss what's happening with R, the Tidyverse, and RStudio and how it's related to what's happening more broadly in the world of the Internet.

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Jul 10 2019

1hr 12mins

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83 - Cricket Maths

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Hilary and Roger talk about Cricket math(s), livestreaming data analysis, Hilary's Style Challenge Friday, and an auto-rejecting paper bot.

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Jun 27 2019

1hr

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82 - The Majority of Data Science is Data Science

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Hilary and Roger talk about what people are really saying when they complain about data cleaning and follow up about the role of negotiation in data science. Also, some important discussion about closets and backpacks.

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Jun 13 2019

58mins

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81 - Getting to Yes with Data Analysis

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Hilary and Roger discuss the book Getting to Yes and how it applies to data analysis. Also, more sports, breaking changes to R, and sampling.

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May 23 2019

1hr 11mins

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80 - We Have the Fix for Science

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Hilary and Roger announce a NEW BOOK CLUB, discuss the rise of causal inference, the new version of RStudio, and different ways to model the data analysis process.

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Getting to Yes

The Hidden Air Pollution in Our Homes

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May 03 2019

51mins

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79 - Things Never Get Dirty If You're Always Cleaning

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Hilary and Roger discuss the Women in Analytics Conference, GDPR, and Soji for Data. Also a new #hilaryshabits!

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Apr 23 2019

54mins

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78 - A Sheep in Every Kitchen

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Hilary and Roger provide updates about coffee and oat milk, talk about the unbundling of the data scientist job, R style guides, quantifying the performance of music services, and KPI design. And the return of #hilaryshabits!

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Google R Style Guide

Henrik Bengtsson's style guide

Tidyverse style guide

Radical Change is Coming to Data Science Jobs

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Apr 11 2019

1hr 3mins

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77 - Back to Statistics

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Hilary and Roger discuss the significance of statistical significance, the elements and principles of data analysis, and how to enforce ethical data science practice.

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Scientists rise up against statistical significance

Elements and Principles of Data Analysis

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Mar 28 2019

1hr 3mins

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76 - Barely a Data Scientist

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Hilary and Roger discuss the other jobs of the data scientist, using notebooks, Getting Things Done (on paper), keeping packages on CRAN, and the Women in Data Science Conference.

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Women in Data Science Conference

Hilary's New Yorker-style cartoon

R 1.0.0 CD at University of Auckland

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Mar 08 2019

1hr

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75 - Data Science Lite

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Hilary and Roger talk about maintaining old R packages, how Hilary manages her time, and the general state of open source software.

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Feb 21 2019

1hr 17mins

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74 - I Draw the Line at Fans

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Hilary and Roger discuss Roger's foray into cloud computing and how they determine whether they can trust an algorithm or R package. Also, a bonus discussion of the state of data science as a field.

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Maelle Salmon's blog post

Box and Whiskers

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Feb 09 2019

1hr 5mins

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73 - Time Tracking Fiasco

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Hilary and Roger discuss this year's RStudio Conference and the perils of collecting data without first thinking about it. Also, the return of free advertising.

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Jan 24 2019

1hr 11mins

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