recent posts
##
Regular Expressions for Number...

Posted by
John F. McGowan, Ph.D. on
Aug 17th, 2015
##
The Atomic Age That Wasn’...

Posted by
John F. McGowan, Ph.D. on
Aug 10th, 2015
##
The Corinthian Colleges Scanda...

Posted by
John F. McGowan, Ph.D. on
Jun 12th, 2015
##
Review of Statistics Done Wron...

Posted by
John F. McGowan, Ph.D. on
May 4th, 2015
##
Review of Stat-Spotting: A Fie...

Posted by
John F. McGowan, Ph.D. on
Apr 13th, 2015
##
Review of More Damned Lies and...

Posted by
John F. McGowan, Ph.D. on
Apr 6th, 2015
##
Measuring Up, SAT Scores, and ...

Posted by
John F. McGowan, Ph.D. on
Mar 16th, 2015

Introduction
This is a short post on how to recognize numbers such as simple integers, real numbers and special codes such as zip codes and credit card numbers and also extract these number from unstructured text in the popular bash (Bourne Again Shell) shell or...

“It is not too much to expect that our children will enjoy in their homes electrical energy too cheap to meter, will know of great periodic regional famines in the world only as matters of history, will travel effortlessly over the seas and under them and through...

The United States Department of Education made headlines Monday (June 8, 2015) announcing that it would forgive the federal student loans for former students of Corinthian Colleges Inc., the now-defunct for-profit post-secondary education company that operated the...

Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide
by Alex Reinhart
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (March 16, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593276206
ISBN-13: 978-1593276201
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
My Rating:...

Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
Joel Best
University of California Press
Berkeley and Los Angeles, California
2008, updated 2013
158 pages (Paperback)
My Rating: 4/5
Introduction
Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data by Joel...

More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues
By Joel Best
University of California Press
Hardcover, 217 pages
ISBN: 9780520238305
September 2004
$29.95, £19.95
My Rating: 3/5
Introduction
In this new world of Big Data, Data Science, and the...

Introduction
Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us is a 2008 book by Professor Daniel Koretz of Harvard. Koretz, the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education at Harvard, is a noted expert on educational assessment and testing policy. Professor...

popular posts

- A 10 minute tutorial for solving Math problems with Maxima (135)
- 3 awesome free Math programs (118)
- Ten Must Read Books about Mathematics (77)
- The most enlightening Calculus books (66)
- Programming is not a Super-Power (42)
- Forget Pi, here comes Tau (40)
- Refresh your High School Math skills (38)
- 13 Useful Math Cheat Sheets (38)
- The Cost of Not Understanding Probability Theory (33)
- On the Importance of Mathematics (29)

**Glenn Bottoms**: I think you underestimate the power and size of the free sof...**Jerry Montero**: Great post, nbwaite! Why neither Antonio Cangiano, the or...**John F. McGowan, Ph.D.**: Also see this recent article in Forbes on the for-profit Aca...**Zachary Hannan**: For those of you who teach first-year calculus and for stude...**howardat58**: Don't overlook the use of "j" as the square root of -1 by en...

recent from Suggested reading
Review of Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide
Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide
by Alex Reinhart
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (March 16, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593276206
ISBN-13:...

recent from Math news
Watch Khan Academy on your mobile device
Khan Academy is an amazing non-for-profit project that’s chock full of mathematics, science, and other educational videos. Wide coverage, excellent explanations, and the fact...

recent from Math tutorials
Using Octave, a Free MATLAB Alternative
Introduction
Octave is a free, both free as in beer and free as in speech, MATLAB compatible numerical programming tool available under the GNU General Public License. MATLAB, an abbreviation...

recent from Math education
The Corinthian Colleges Scandal, STEM Shortage Claims, and Minorities
The United States Department of Education made headlines Monday (June 8, 2015) announcing that it would forgive the federal student loans for former students of Corinthian Colleges Inc., the...