Finds V

→ What it’s like to read with dyslexia People with dyslexia, or reading disorder, struggle to read texts because their brains have problems processing language. Daniel Britton, a typeface designer and dyslexic, set out to create a typeface that would allow people not affected by the condition to experience what it might feel like to … Continue reading Finds V

Finds IV

→ Reconsider Schumpeter, disruption, break things, unicorns eating the world. This article by David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails and founder of Basecamp, on starting up is the opposite: “Part of the problem seems to be that nobody these days is content to merely put their dent in the universe. No, they have … Continue reading Finds IV

Finds III: Hadley Wickham, lying maps, and full stack geographers

→ Hadley Wickham, the Man Who Revolutionized R I don’t know, if Hadley Wickham is the most prolific R developer (could well be), but he is behind some very influential packages, e.g. ggplot2, plyr, reshape, lubridate, dplyr. Priceonomics featured an article about the statistician who is, “in his own words, ‘nerd famous.’”   → When Maps Lie Lengthy, but interesting … Continue reading Finds III: Hadley Wickham, lying maps, and full stack geographers

Finds II

→ Google Sheep View If you are like me you love a good parody and hence this new Google product.   → What to do if your p-value is just over the arbitrary threshold for ‘significance’ of p=0.05? Matthew Hankins carried out an analysis of the wording researchers use when their statistical tests yield non-significant … Continue reading Finds II

Finds I

→ The real reason American passenger trains are so bad “It’s not just that these services aren’t the best in the world and don’t deploy the most cutting-edge technology available. They are often truly abysmal, with travel times worse than what was possible 100 years ago.” [Vox] Matthew Yglesias gives some interesting insights into the reasons … Continue reading Finds I