The Language of Data

In a brief Wired column, Clive Thompson addresses the importance for all of us to hone our data “reading” skills, with statistics as the “grammar”. I think I need to break out my Biometry textbook.

These kinds of skills are one aspect of a recent proposal by several faculty to create a Program in Statistics, Informatics and Applied Mathematics (PSIAM) at the University of Oregon. I’ll post the outcome when I hear from the faculty.

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