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@monjalexander Indeed, that's a great way to say it! On the history of R, apart from @yohaniddawela's excellent contribution, @signmagazine published this article three years ago to celebrate R's first 25 years…
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18 months on, and with the #covid19 pandemic entering a new phase, we are updating our call for contributions on the topic of #coronavirus, with a focus on articles that look back, and those that look forward:
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This is Pietro. He's a tortoise with his own Instagram account. And apparently he can predict when it's about to rain. @ConnerLJackson set out to investigate this claim in his award-winning article, published in our October issue… #freetoread
And because our October 2021 issue has been published, our October 2020 issue is now entirely #freetoread…
A weather-predicting tortoise. A quantitative analysis of Friends. Statistical inference. Text analysis and cybersecurity. And the story of social media data. All this, and more, in the October issue of Significance, out now:…
18 months on, and with the #covid19 pandemic entering a new phase, we are updating our call for contributions on the topic of #coronavirus, with a focus on articles that look back, and those that look forward:
How can epidemiologists improve global health research practice? @san_dra_al_ba discusses a new set of guidelines to address issues of research integrity and fairness in international health research collaborations… #freetoread
Statisticians play a key role in almost all scientific research. As such, they may be key to solving the reproducibility crisis, say @HeidiBaya Alethea Charlton, @BoulesteixLaure and @sabineIk11…
This week’s episode of Stats+Stories comes to you from the @RoyalStatSoc’s @RSSAnnualConf! Today we welcome on @nataliexdean, who is here to discuss her work on this very platform and communicating statistics.…
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The results are in from the Tokyo Olympics: Ray Stefani looks at how athletic performance at the 2020/21 Games compares to previous events -…
Brian Tarran welcomes attendees to the online session "RSS Prize winners: Statistical excellence award for early career writing 2021", a competition co-organised by @signmagazine & @statsyss which has received a very international selection of entries.…
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📣It's day three of#RSS2021Conff We have lots of sessions and a@signmagazinee keynote from@TomChiverss &@dave_chiverss on stats & the media It's not too late to sign up to attend online, with sessions available to stream…ZJ
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Now free-to-read (for 2 weeks!) in @signmagazine: @KLdivergence, @jbakcoleman and I recap weaponized "statistics" used to mislead people about the 2020 election, and why they're absolute nonsense:…
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📈Keynote 4️⃣ @signmagazinee lecture: Statistical literacy and the Media📉@TomChiversers &am@dave_chiversers 🗓Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 🕛12:00-12:50 📌Exchange Auditorium/ LivesQh677Z
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What is the smallest percentage of the popular vote a US presidential candidate can garner while still winning the election? This article from our August 2021 issue considers a range of scenarios – from the realistic to the implausible… #freetoread
WANTED: statisticians interested in reviewing books for @RSeriesa and @signmagazine There is no fee but the reviewer keeps the book, except when publishers make an ebook available for limited time. Please contact Prof Kuldeep Kumar: [email protected]
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With just one week until @RoyalStatSoc 2021 Conference starts in Manchester there is still time to register for in-person… or online attendance… - don't miss out! #RSS2021Conf
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In part II of our "history of the data economy", @TimandraHarknes tells the story of the arrival of #analytics and efforts to better understand consumer behaviour using new data sources… - currently #freetoread from our August 2021 issue.
With #JSM2021 ongoing we thought it would be wise to repost this episode with @john_bailer and @brtarran (editor of @signmagazine) from the conference two years ago. They discuss how to communicating statistical information at a large-scale event.…
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Hearing politicians say the phrase "There's no evidence that..." really bothers @CoppeliaMLA. He explains why in an @IntStat blog post.…
Decision theory "helps us to choose between actions whose consequences are uncertain", write @srichardson962 and @d_spiegel. So, how might decision theory help guide our actions during the #covid19 pandemic?…
Once upon a time, Play Your Cards Right was a popular Australian and British TV game show. For the August 2021 issue of Significance we revisited the game for a probability puzzle -…. Send your solutions and we may publish a selection in our October issue.
For much of the #Covid19 pandemic so far, English Premier League football has been played behind closed doors, without fans in the stands. Alan Jackson considers what effect this may have had on so-called “home advantage”… #freetoread
This week’s episode of Stats+Stories features @kjm2 who is here to discuss his article in @signmagazine about using less jargon when talking about statistics.…
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How well did the pollsters, seat and vote modellers, and betting firms do during the 2020 US presidential election? Timothy Martyn Hill continues the "Forecast error" series:…
Find out how #stats helped steer a change in driving policy in @ljbcmshe's cover feature, "Driving is a risky business", now #freetoread from our August 2021 issue:…
Our August issue is out now in digital (print coming soon), featuring articles on how #stats steered a change in driving policy, part II of our history of the #data economy, and an in-depth interview with @StatsPrize winner Nan Laird. Full contents:…
Highlight of a #viclockdown Saturday! Loving being part of the @signmagazine editorial board representing @StatSocAus (and, yes, this is how long it took for my June edition to arrive!). #VicLockdown5
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@signmagazine 2021 paper - "Building Back Better" co-authored with David J. Hand [26 March 2021…].
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Congratulations also to our finalists @annabeuk and @nrennie35, and thanks to all those who entered this year's award.
“Pietro the Weather Tortoise” wins early-career writing prize… Congratulations to our 2021 winner, @ConnerLJackson. Look out for Conner's article in our October 2021 issue!
First up is our Award for Statistical Excellence in Early Career Writing, awarded by @signmagazine and @statsyss. Significance editor, @brtarran announces our finalists who are @annabeuk and @nrennie35. Congratulations to both! #RSSAwards
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The winner of the 2021 Award for Statistical Excellence in Early Career Writing is @ConnerLJackson 👏You can read Conner’s winning article in the October edition of@signmagazinee and read more about his winning entry
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Our Statistical Excellence Awards Ceremony has just kicked off! Our host @TimandraHarknes introduces our five awards to be presented this afternoon. You can tune in here� (a thread)#RSSAwardssz
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About 28,000 items of space debris are tracked orbiting Earth. But estimates suggest there are millions more pieces, too small to see, that pose a danger to spacecraft. How do statistical models inform our understanding of this growing problem?… #freetoread
Still time to contribute your entry to the statistical meme contest sponsored by the podcast - a run-up to its 200th episode. Enter by tweeting with #MemeMedianMode and following @statsandstories. Winner gets a chance to appear on our 200th episode!
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We also want to say thank you to all those early-career statisticians and data scientists who took the time to write and submit articles for this year's award. It was a pleasure to read all the entries.
Today we (@signmagazine and @statsyss) are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2021 Statistical Excellence Award for Early-Career Writing, with stories about luck, life expectancy, and a weather-predicting tortoise…
This is the first time I own a physical copy of one of my articles 🤓. Read my work on differential#privacyy in the latest issue…On
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"I realised that what I liked most [about science] was the analysis part... To adapt that famous quote from John Tukey about statisticians: I like playing in other people’s backyards." @ClaireMKBowen shares her career story…
Ian Jolliffe from Isle of Wight has just reviewed David Hand's excellent book "Dark #data":… Here is also a summary of the book by the David Hand himself on @signmagazine:… And a @YouTube video:
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From face recognition to fingerprint scans, Sinjini Mitra explains how statistical ideas inform the design and implementation of biometric security systems… #freetoread
Covid tests in secondary schools: A statistical cause célèbre… Sheila Bird offers a personal account of the debate over rapid #covid19 screening in secondary schools in England, and the efforts to reinstate confirmatory PCR tests #freetoread
Very glad to say that @signmagazine, the world's best statistics magazine, now comes in compostable wrapping! 🐢♻️�sk
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Sticker packs and albums are part and parcel of the football fan experience. But Dr Tim Paulden and friends found some stickers harder to find than others… #Euro2020
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