51 - A Beehive of Excel Devotees

An end-of-year episode chock full of topics! Roger and Hilary discuss using Excel, detecting serial killers, counting hurricane-related deaths, and whether it's possible to evaluate a data analysis without knowing who the author is.  If you are a Spotify user, you can now listen to the podcast on Spotify! Just use the search function and subscribe to Not So Standard Deviations in the app. Show notes: The serial killer detector: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/27/the-serial-killer-detector Puerto Rico death toll: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/08/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-death-toll.html Machine learning is alchemy? https://twitter.com/haldaume3/status/938478425777377280 Tyler Schnoebelen on GANS https://twitter.com/tschnoebelen/status/939128421719961600 Excel follow up: https://www.wsj.com/articles/finance-pros-say-youll-have-to-pry-excel-out-of-their-cold-dead-hands-1512060948 LHC on Linear Digressions: http://lineardigressions.com/episodes/2016/2/23/hunting-for-the-higgs Support us through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/NSSDeviations Roger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdpeng Hilary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hspter Get the Not So Standard Deviations book: https://leanpub.com/conversationsondatascience/ Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-so-standard-deviations/id1040614570 Subscribe to the podcast on Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izfnbx6tlruojkfrvhjfdj3nmna Find past episodes: http://nssdeviations.com Contact us at nssdeviations@gmail.com

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