November 26, 2020

Pooled testing is a method of increasing the efficiency of medical tests, such as COVID-19 detection tests. How efficient is it, though? That largely depends on what percentage of the population is infected.

November 13, 2020

What candies would work best in a bundle? Using rankings and correlations, popular candies can be grouped together for optimal combinations.

November 12, 2020

If you need more data for a survey, you can use Reddit as a source of responses. In this article, we look at a few factors that affect the success of a survey posted to Reddit.

October 28, 2020

What would it look like if people across the US voted for a candy? Explore different results using different voting methods and different types of representation, such as a national vote versus the Electoral College.

October 02, 2020

Do you have trouble memorizing long strings, but want to keep things easy to remember? Look no further than the new keyToEnglish package in R, now available on CRAN.

September 13, 2020

When working with path-like data, such as a run recorded by GPS, you may want to group near-identical routes together. With a handful of data, I demonstrate how similarities can be calculated to find duplicate runs, as well as make general comparisons between runs.

August 30, 2020

When plotting data, you may want to use a log-scale for most of your data, but zeros, near-zero values, and negative values make this impossible. With piecewise linear and logarithmic functions, however, this effect can still be achieved.

May 17, 2020

A relatively straightforward method of visualizing the direction of a running path using R and ggmap. This also works for any sort of path data in general.

April 08, 2020

How Likely Are You to be Banned From Reddit? I got a bot for that.

February 26, 2020

How do you identify an "outlier" in a triathlon?

February 23, 2020

Images are one of the most common types of data that people view on the internet, but could they be hiding more than the eye can see?

January 20, 2020

A visualization of my runs in 2019 using R, with buttons allowing comparisons for my runs in 2018.

September 22, 2019

The recent Hong Kong protests have garnered much media attention. Reddit, one of the largest social media communities, has its own communities with different takes on the protests. Here, we take a look at four notable ones.

May 04, 2019

Insights and animated charts of the paces and splits of Boston Marathon runners.

April 01, 2019

After 508 individuals each rated some puns, I sorted them by average score. How far down the list can you go?

January 09, 2019

Nonlinear regression models can succeed where linear models fail and highly complex models cannot be interpreted. Using heart rate data I collected from my runs, I demonstrate how my heart rate recovers after stopping as a function of temperature and rest time.

December 09, 2018

When you buy a lottery ticket, how much is it worth to you? Is the giant jackpot the main draw, or do you find the other prizes alluring? Using expected utility, we can see that tickets are worth much less than you may already think.

December 07, 2018

What is the expected value of a lottery ticket, and is it actually worth it just for the jackpot? With this tool, you can look at what any number of tickets are worth, with a highly customizeable input.

November 12, 2018

What is the chance that your vote, or even all of your friends votes, matter in an election? This is a small application that can figure that out for you, accompanied by some graphs and explanations that should make it easier to understand.

October 22, 2018

When do kids start going trick or treating, and when are they "too cool" to continue going? Using survey data and a variety of statistical techniques, answers to these questions can be found to a certain level of statistical confidence.