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Allen Downey
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Professor of Computer Science at Olin College
Professor of Computer Science at Olin College

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I update my marathon predictions in light of the new world record.
Two hour marathon in 2031, maybe
Two hour marathon in 2031, maybe
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Bungee jumpers accelerate faster than g.
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Draft slides for my upcoming talk, "Inference in three hours and more time for the good stuff".

And a comment on confidence intervals and single-case probabilities.
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Slides and notebooks from yesterday's talk on Bayesian methods with grid approximations and MCMC.
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For most of my books, I provide Python modules with the functions and objects I use in the book. This makes some people mad.
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I am often asked to explain what computer science looks like at Olin College. I talked about it in a recent interview with our director of postgraduate planning. Here's what I said...
Computing at Olin Q&A
Computing at Olin Q&A
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People born in the 1990s are about 10 percentage points LESS likely to support strict gun control laws, even after controlling for everything else.
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I apply age-period-cohort analysis to changes in support for gun control.
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I respond to an Economist article that's based on incorrect data and unlikely assumptions.
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