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ADVI in PyMC3

I don’t know how to use it and I don’t know if it works yet, but I’m watching the demos grow: https://github.com/pymc-devs/pymc3/blob/2250386c826e8744e13654188074dd69dad829de/pymc3/examples/advi.ipynb https://github.com/pymc-devs/pymc3/blob/01312efb319f45ec81824f7eccfea69e7b5a7ba1/pymc3/examples/GLM-hierarchical-ADVI.ipynb

I think I want some

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Uncertainty quantification by clinicians

I continue to be drawn to articles in JAMA Oncology about how we wrestle with uncertain information in life-and-death decision making:
http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2398178
http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2398176

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Book’s got a cover!

An Integrative Metaregression Framework for Descriptive Epidemiology – http://www.amazon.com/Integrative-Metaregression-Descriptive-Epidemiology-Publications/dp/0295991844

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Unhide a toolbar in MPLD3

Did you ever want to know how to unhide the toolbar in MPLD3? Here is how: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29976625/unhide-toolbar-in-mpld3

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Data Science Seminars

These seminars that eScience and company are putting on are great. I have to go to the IHME seminars scheduled at competing time once in a while, so someone else attend at tell me about this one: http://data.uw.edu/seminar/2015/mullainathan/

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Stephen Few on Missing Values

A new edition of the Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter crossed my inbox recently, on how to display timeseries with missing and incomplete values: http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visual_business_intelligence/missing_values_and_incomplete_periods_in_time_series.pdf

Good, simple ideas are our most precious intellectual commodity.

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Paternity Leave

An email I sent recently:

NYTimes ran an interesting article on paternity leave just as I was returning from my unpaid time off spent with my baby. It doesn’t say anything specific about university professors, but may be of interest to others on this list anyway: http://nyti.ms/1pvfxba

For a shorter and more personal version of this material, see a Facebook VP’s version here: https://www.facebook.com/tstocky/posts/996111776858

–Abie

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