Comments for Stack Exchange Stats Blog http://stats.blogoverflow.com The Stats Stack Exchange Blog Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:11:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.6 Comment on 400 years (erm, days, actually): why I will put CV on my cv by gung http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2014/09/400-years-erm-days-actually-why-i-will-put-cv-on-my-cv/#comment-237459 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:11:15 +0000 http://stats.blogoverflow.com/?p=730#comment-237459 It’s been great having you.

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Comment on Does Jon Skeet have mental powers that make us upvote his answers? (The effect of reputation on upvotes) by Selva Prabhakaran http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2011/08/does-jon-skeet-have-mental-powers-that-make-us-upvote-his-answers-the-effect-of-reputation-on-upvotes/#comment-219692 Tue, 27 May 2014 14:04:56 +0000 http://stats.blogoverflow.com/?p=143#comment-219692 Great post! Thank you so much for sharing..

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Comment on Appendable saving in R by Antoine Lizée http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2011/09/appendable-saving-in-r/#comment-16252 Thu, 11 Apr 2013 04:23:54 +0000 http://stats.blogoverflow.com/?p=395#comment-16252 High Performance Computing. In short: Using big computers for big tasks during days…

]]> Comment on Using Emacs to work with R by chlalanne http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2011/08/using-emacs-to-work-with-r/#comment-12269 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:01:21 +0000 http://stats.blogoverflow.com/?p=96#comment-12269 Yes, it is eldoc (http://emacswiki.org/emacs/ElDoc). There is also some autocomplete features available in ess-dev (http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ESSAuto-complete).

]]> Comment on Using Emacs to work with R by Pavo http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2011/08/using-emacs-to-work-with-r/#comment-11168 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:33:47 +0000 http://stats.blogoverflow.com/?p=96#comment-11168 I’m wondering how to obtain the feature to display a function’s arguments in the minibuffer when the point is inside a function, for example like at 13:54 for fit.data() and “dx” is displayed at bottom.

]]> Comment on Using Emacs to work with R by Pavo http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2011/08/using-emacs-to-work-with-r/#comment-11167 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:31:58 +0000 http://stats.blogoverflow.com/?p=96#comment-11167 I’m wondering how to turn on the feature where arguments to a function are displayed in the minibuffer when the point is inside a function (such as at 13:54 in the video for fit.data() or summary() ). I think it is related to “eldoc mode”…

]]> Comment on Appendable saving in R by MattBagg http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2011/09/appendable-saving-in-r/#comment-7399 Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:46:38 +0000 http://stats.blogoverflow.com/?p=395#comment-7399 Minor point, but can you spell out HPC in this post so people like me don’t leave to look it up and end up reading a task view on CRAN instead of this post? 🙂

]]> Comment on Increasing Visibility of the CV blog (and why pie charts kind of suck) by andyw http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2012/03/increasing-visibility-of-the-cv-blog-and-why-pie-charts-kind-of-suck/#comment-1829 Sun, 06 May 2012 12:19:36 +0000 http://stats.blogoverflow.com/?p=599#comment-1829 I agree they are easier to tell big differences, but typically we are not only concerned with visualizing which category is bigger, but actually mapping numeric values to “bigger”. For example in the above charts, I want to know if “From Other Sources” is bigger than “From stats.stackexchange”, but I also want to know how much bigger it is (approximately 100 referrals).

The pie chart is ok to approximate the percentage of total, which would be difficult with the bar chart. That is why in the bar chart I just super-imposed labels showing the percentage.

Ultimately the graphic should be chosen to adequately display whatever information you want to focus on. In this instance, IMO, the bar charts (with the super-imposed labels) do a better job than the pie chart.

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Comment on Increasing Visibility of the CV blog (and why pie charts kind of suck) by andyw http://stats.blogoverflow.com/2012/03/increasing-visibility-of-the-cv-blog-and-why-pie-charts-kind-of-suck/#comment-773 Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:44:11 +0000 http://stats.blogoverflow.com/?p=599#comment-773 I didn’t mean to suggest “that the blog is viewed as independent of (or perhaps in parallel to) the main site, rather than integrated with it”. Honestly I don’t have any visions this grandiose for how the blog should work or be integrated with the site.

I don’t mind discussion about “how do we employ the blog such that it better supports the goals of CV as a whole?” at all (I welcome it!) My main concern is getting people to contribute. We can talk about how the blog should be till we are blue in the face, but we won’t have a blog unless we get more community members to write posts. How to promote the blog, integrate it with the main Q/A site, decide what should we write about, etc. we can figure that out along the way IMO.

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