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Do NYC cab drivers quit too early when it rains?

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Do cab drivers miss opportunities to make more money when it rains?

What size will you be after you lose weight?

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REDDITORS’ BEFORE AND AFTER MEASUREMENTS ANALYZED Click to enlarge How many pounds do you need to lose in order to reduce your waistline by one inch? How many kilos do you need to lose to reduce your waistline by one centimeter? We wanted to find out. We were having trouble finding published data (though we […]

When to fly to get there on time? Six million flights analyzed.

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We analyzed over six million flights to help you decide on the best time to travel to avoid delays.

Getting old in baseball

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We look at how batting average changes with age

Rules of thumb to predict how long you will live

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Figure out how long you will live with these rules of thumb.

What makes a good academic conference?

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What makes a good academic conference? Here’s what we like.

Baseball: Probability of winning conditional on runs, hits, walks and errors

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If a team scores X runs, what’s the probability it will win the game?

How to make a Romeo and Juliet sandwich

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The question often arises: What is the best decision science food? It’s the Romeo and Juliet sandwich, an adaptation of the popular Brazilian desert “Romeu e Julieta”.

It’s the effect size

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Enter the concept of effect size. Effect size gives one a way to think about how large an effect (e.g. a height difference) is, not just the probability of the data given the null hypothesis.

Student data science presentations on Citibikes and Stop and Frisk

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This summer, researchers at Microsoft Research NYC launched the Data Science Summer School outreach program (DS3 for short), an 8 week hands-on course to impart skills and increase diversity in computer science.