Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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Inference for R

Inference for R lets users nest the R statistical language in Word and Excel. It’s a neat idea, and another example of the kind of bottom-up innovation that ...
March 25, 2009

A Short History of Software Engineering

As part of writing my first book, I put together a point-form history of parallel computing. Several people subsequently told me how useful it was in helping...
March 25, 2009

Umm… Remind Me How We Do This?

“Plans to refurbish Trident nuclear weapons had to be put on hold because US scientists forgot how to manufacture a component of the warhead, a US congressio...
March 25, 2009

Seven Signs of Bogus Science

Nice article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on signs of bogus science: The discoverer pitches the claim directly to the media. The discoverer says t...
March 25, 2009

Open Notebook Science Badges

I blogged last summer about creating a badging scheme for open science. Turns out it’s been done: ONS Claims has badges for four flavors of open science. Tw...
March 25, 2009