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Turn your tough decisions into simple rules

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If you know R, you could building simple, accurate decision rules today with this sweet new package.

Heuristica: An R package for testing models of binary choice

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It just got a lot easier to simulate the performance of simple heuristics.

How many calories should you eat per day?

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How many calories should you eat per day, based on your age, sex, and activity level? Here are the US government’s recommendations.

R is now the number two statistical computing program in scholarly use

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We were surprised to see that R has passed SAS for scholarly use. We were surprised because we assumed this would have happened years ago.

Can’t compute the standard deviation in your head? Divide the range by four.

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Suppose you divide the range by four instead of taking the standard deviation. How accurate will you be?

What are the most educated counties in the US?

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The 25 US counties with the highest percentage of bachelors and graduate degrees.

The representative reviewers project for the SJDM conference

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We have a plan to make the conference’s review committee representative.

Most soccer matches are within one goal of 1-0

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We know soccer is a low scoring sport, but how many matches do you think end within one goal of 1-0?

Visualizing population density

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MANHATTAN IS MORE EXTREME THAN YOU THINK IN POPULATION DENSITY Slinging numbers around all day, one adage we believe is that most surprising statistics are wrong. But here’s one that’s not: When you look at the 100 most populous counties in the USA, Manhattan (aka New York County) has about twice the population density of […]

Job opening with Morningstar’s behavioral science team

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Morningstar is looking for an applied behavioral scientist, to help understand and overcome the behavioral obstacles that individuals face to financing their retirement.