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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...

The Atomic Age That Wasn’...

“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 Corinthian Colleges Scanda...

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...

Review of Statistics Done Wron...

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:...

Review of Stat-Spotting: A Fie...

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...

Review of More Damned Lies and...

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...

Measuring Up, SAT Scores, and ...

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...
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