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A Modest Proposal For The Development Of DIY Charts

While there have been websites that have catered to subjective personal charts, most of these were merely charts based on favoritism and there was not the provision of a large amount of data to allow the development of charts that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Statistics Done Wrong

Statistics Done Wrong: A Woefully Complete Guide, by Alex Reinhart The problem with this book, such as it is, is that it by no means a woefully complete guide. To be sure, the state of statistics abuse in contemporary society … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Lie With Statistics

How To Lie With Statistics, by Darrel Huff One of the more telling and unfortunate aspects of life is that those who crusade against something are usually guilty of what they are crusading against. Those who crusade against injustice are … Continue reading

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A Short Line From There To Here: The Music Charts Of The 1990’s

I first became an active chartwatcher during the mid-1990’s when I was a teenager. During the time there was a strange disconnect between the charts and the music that was actually being consumed. This is by no means a new … Continue reading

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Book Review: Epidemiology: Principles & Methods

Epidemiology:  Principles & Methods, by Brian MacMahon and Dimitrios Trichopoulos Admittedly, epidemiology is a rather dry subject that most people would not find it very interesting to read about.  Fortunately, or unfortunately perhaps, I am not most people, and one … Continue reading

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On The Logistics Of Creating Your Own Charts

It is easy to criticize a company like Billboard when they make arbitrary decisions about what sort of streaming they consider to be the most important, but creating music charts is not an easy business.  It is a lot harder … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Manga Guide To Databases

The Manga Guide To Databases, by Mana Takahashi and Shoko Azuma Having read one of these books before, I was cautiously optimistic that this book would be both entertaining and instructive and I found that to be the case.  In … Continue reading

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A Pareto Analysis Of Commissions Processing

For those who are unaware, my day job is as a data/commissions analyst for an insurance brokerage, where I make reports that no one reads and process commissions that, on the contrary, everyone cares about a great deal.  For a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Story Of Measurement

The Story Of Measurement, by Andrew Robinson I am not sure the extent to which the author is aware of it, but he engages in an awful lot of doublespeak and it makes this book less enjoyable than it would … Continue reading

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The Effect Of The Rules Of Postponement On The Timing Of Passover And The Feast Of Weeks: A Preliminary Investigation

One of the hazards of being someone who is at least moderately a data nerd is the fact that questions tend to become opportunities for research.  Recently I was chatting with one of our congregation’s deacons as well as with … Continue reading

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