Though logits are fundamental to many modern statistical techniques, where did it come from? We discussed that yesterday.

Turns out, like the 0.05 p-value, it's pretty arbitrary.

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Such is the way of SCIENCE!

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1/ Last week, I taught my undergrads about logit models.

Though logits are fundamental to many modern statistical techniques, where did it come from? We discussed that yesterday.

Turns out, like the 0.05 p-value, it's pretty arbitrary.

👇is a summary

Though logits are fundamental to many modern statistical techniques, where did it come from? We discussed that yesterday.

Turns out, like the 0.05 p-value, it's pretty arbitrary.

👇is a summary

2/ To begin, here is a reminder of logit's core role in modern statistics

13/ He then goes on to highlight how this seems to ignore the obstacles to the "indefinite growth of the population" and that Quetelet supposes that the rate is different than geometric.

21/ So the logit function, like the p-value or even the normal distribution, did not come from some profound deduction based on axiomatic first principles -- it came from guessing via trial-and-error.

Such is the way of SCIENCE!

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Such is the way of SCIENCE!

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After two days of dealing with them in my replies, my overwhelming impression is that there are significantly fewer gamergaters than there were a few years ago, but the things they say have not gotten any smarter.

A typical example - unusually colorful metaphors, stronger than average spelling & grammar for this set...but equivalent in content to “ur soooo dumb hurrr hurrrr”

Never any substance.

Never any substance.

I suppose “never” isn’t quite true. Sometimes, one of them trots out a tired argument that is just as untrue and/or irrelevant now as it was 4 years ago when it was first proffered. Here are some examples:

Alright, so last week I promised to run a thread of all of the @UK_Patterson Security and Intelligence comps questions that I've asked since arriving here in 2005.

Turns out that was a lie; I only have the list since 2007. But nevertheless, let's proceed. These questions are kind of a running history of US national security policy since 2007, mediated by my own personal obsessions and intellectual tics.

It's important to understand that the question is only a prompt for the student to tell me what s/he knows. Students can answer in whatever way they feel appropriate, and are evaluated (in oral defense) on the strength of that answer.

Maybe It’s Time To Stop Trying To Get Along townhall.com/columnists/der…

“There was a time when Americans from both political parties managed to get along. I know that seems crazy, like some sort of fever dream, but it’s true.”

More than that, on some occasions, politicians came together as one and stood up for our country. Now we don’t even speak the same language anymore.

Me, looking at the clock and realizing it’s Woodward time soon

*checks brandy supply*

*checks brandy supply*

Ok hello new followers! You picked a great/terrible day to follow me because this is the next installation of my continuing series Linda Gets Drunk And Reads Books So You Don’t Have To!

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Previous installments include Hillbilly Elegy

Hello Everyone, welcome to @Nairametrics Corporate News roundup for the week ended May 5th 2018.

This thread is BTU by @BluechipTechNG

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If you are a Newsletter subscriber from Nairametrics then I am sure you may have received this roundup in your email box already.

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For the die hard twitter peeps, this thread will be pinned to my profile for the rest of the week.

Let's start.

Let's start.

Let's talk Lipoprotein(a) and cardiovascular disease risk.

(Hereafter,

Lp(a)=Lipoprotein(a),

CVD=cardiovascular disease.)

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(Hereafter,

Lp(a)=Lipoprotein(a),

CVD=cardiovascular disease.)

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Lp(a) blood level show a dose-response relationship to cardiovascular disease risk in multiple studies, and Lp(a) is now widely considered a reliable marker for CVD risk.

Here is a graph showing ~4-fold increased risk at >95th-percentile Lp(a) level.

circ.ahajournals.org/content/117/2/… 2/n

Here is a graph showing ~4-fold increased risk at >95th-percentile Lp(a) level.

circ.ahajournals.org/content/117/2/… 2/n

[Above is adjusted for age (left) and multifactorially (right). Latter: age, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, apoB, BMI, hypertension, DM, smoking, lipid-lowering therapy, and, for women, menopause and HRT.] 3/n