Category: flotsam

  • Early August flotsam

    Early August flotsam

    Back teaching a couple of subjects and it’s the constant challenge to find enough common ground with students so one can push/pull them to the other side of new concepts. We are not talking about complex hierarchical models using mixed models or Bayesian approaches, but multiple linear regression or similar. What do students actually learn…

  • End of May flotsam

    End of May flotsam

    The end is near! At least the semester is coming to an end, so students have crazy expectations like getting marks back for assignments, and administrators want to see exam scripts. Sigh! What has been happening meanwhile in Quantum Forest?

  • Late-April flotsam

    Late-April flotsam

    It has been month and a half since I compiled a list of statistical/programming internet flotsam and jetsam. That’s all folks.

  • Early-March flotsam

    Early-March flotsam

    It has been a strange last ten days since we unexpectedly entered grant writing mode. I was looking forward to work on this issue near the end of the year but a likely change on funding agency priorities requires applying in a few weeks; unfortunately, it means that all this is happening at the same…

  • Mid-February flotsam

    Mid-February flotsam

    This coming Monday we start the first semester in Canterbury (and in New Zealand for that matter). We are all looking forward to an earthquake-free year; more realistically, I’d be happy with low magnitude aftershocks.