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Allen Downey
Worked at Olin College
Attended University of California, Berkeley
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I'm doing a talk on March 2 about survival analysis in Python.  It includes my analysis of differences in marriage patterns between Gen X and Millennials.
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Please consider reminding your representative that the majority of their constituents support legalization of cannabis,
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In preparation for Valentine's Day, my students analyze data from Tinder.
Last fall I taught an introduction to Bayesian statistics at Olin College. My students worked on some excellent projects, and I invited them to write up their results as guest articles for this blog. Just in time for Valentin...
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Ever wonder how the discrete cosine transform really works?
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Godless freshmen: now more Nones than Catholics
This article is an update to my annual series on one of the most under-reported stories of the decade: the fraction of college freshmen who report no religious preference has more than tripled since 1985, from 8% to 27%, and the trend is accelerating. In la...
This article is an update to my annual series on one of the most under-reported stories of the decade: the fraction of college freshmen who report no religious preference has more than tripled since 1985, from 8% to 27%, and ...
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A little sound synthesis experiment inspired by a grade school band.
Taking a break from my series of excerpts from Think DSP, I want to share an example I wrote to demonstrate some of the features in the thinkdsp library.  Last night I had the pleasure of listening to a grade school band, and...
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Upcoming talk on survival analysis in Python
On March 2, 2015 I am presenting a short talk for the Python Data Science meetup.   Here is the announcement for the meetup . And here are my slides: The code for the talk is in an IPython notebook you can view on nbviewer .  It is still a work in progress!
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Bayesian analysis of match rates on Tinder
Last fall I taught an introduction to Bayesian statistics at Olin College . My students worked on some excellent projects, and I invited them to write up their results as guest articles for this blog. Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's the second in...
Last fall I taught an introduction to Bayesian statistics at Olin College. My students worked on some excellent projects, and I invited them to write up their results as guest articles for this blog. Just in time for Valentin...
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I am proud to be a featured volunteer this week at DataKind.
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Students from my Bayesian statistics class predict the Patriots will win.
Last fall I taught an introduction to Bayesian statistics at Olin College. My students worked on some excellent projects, and I invited them to write up their results as guest articles for this blog. Here is the first article...
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sorry, I have a question in your Think bayes at chapter 7 
how to calculate 2010-11 nhl league each teams goals Standard-Deviation , you just wrote 0.3 
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The Autocorrelation Boys and the Case of the Missing Fundamental.
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  • Olin College
    Professor of Computer Science
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Professor of Computer Science at Olin College
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I am a Professor of Computer Science at Olin College and author of Think Python, Think Stats, Think Bayes, Think Complexity, and more to come.
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Computer Science
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