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Category: Applied Math

I recently received an inquiry on how to get started in the currently hot field of data science. Perhaps a better question is: should you get started in data …

This is a brief post on quick ways to perform arbitrary precision integer arithmetic in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (BASH), either at the command prompt or in a …

Dozens of articles are trying to blame the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States on Facebook’s news feed algorithm, and especially its supposed propensity for …

Following up on my last post Big Data Flubs Donald Versus Hillary, here are some famous cases where pre-election polls were wrong. The Literary Digest Predicts Landon Will Defeat …

Donald Trump’s unexpected upset victory over Hillary Clinton raises troubling questions about the use of mathematical models and “Big Data” in politics. With the possible exception of the USC …

When I was young, I could not get algebra. In particular, I would encounter magical operations like this: followed by: followed by (AHA!): Obviously, x was three! Only it …

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cathy O’Neil Crown New York 2016 Book Web Site: https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com The Author’s Blog: https://mathbabe.org My Rating: 4/5 …

“Ronald Fisher and Maximum Likelihood Estimation” is a presentation that I gave to the Bay Area Entrepreneurs in Statistics (BAES) on August 20, 2016 at Symation in Richmond, CA …

The largest prime number we’re currently aware of has 22,338,618 digits. It was discovered in January 2016 thanks to the coordinated effort of thousands of machines across the globe. …

It is often argued that programmers need a solid mathematical background in order to be competent in their chosen profession. Discrete mathematics offers a great foundation for programming, don’t …