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The Problem with Plastics feature

  • Authors: Leila Battison
  • Published Date: Dec 16, 2015

In October 2015, England introduced a five pence-charge for disposable plastic bags from large retailers, joining the growing list of countries taking action to reduce the amount of plastic polluting...

Growth, Climate Change and the War of Numbers feature

  • Authors: Chris Smaje
  • Published Date: Dec 08, 2015

If politics is ‘war by other means’ then perhaps social science could be described as ‘war by means of data analysis’. Contending interpretations of the world and how to resolve its problems fill the...

Decision Science for Housing and Community Development: An interview with co-author Michael Johnson feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Dec 01, 2015

Last month, Wiley was proud to publish Decision Science for Housing and Community Development: Localized and Evidence-Based Responses to Distressed Housing and Blighted Communities, which offers a...

The Art of Flowing Data: An interview with Dr Nathan Yau feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Nov 25, 2015

Dr Nathan Yau is best known for his popular blog, Flowing Data, which explores how statisticians, designers, data scientists, and others use analysis, visualization, and exploration to understand data...

Created by statisticians for statisticians: How R took the world of statistics by storm feature

  • Authors: Carlos Alberto Gómez Grajales
  • Published Date: Nov 19, 2015

Any particular day seems to be fit to change history. For instance, on May 5, 1976, Argentine former football player Juan Pablo Sorín was born. He played for many teams, such as River Plate, Cruzeiro,...

Approximate Inference for High-Dimensional Spatio-Temporal Systems Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter feature

  • Authors: Christopher K. Wikle, Jonathan R. Stroud and Matthias Katzfuss
  • Published Date: Nov 13, 2015

With the expansion of data sources such as those from remote sensing platforms, GPS data tags, automated sensor networks, deterministic models, and the associated computational challenges,...

"In most places, not only are statisticians not in control of Big Data efforts and data science, but sometimes they are totally excluded or at best, marginalised." An interview with Stephen Fienberg feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Nov 10, 2015

Stephen Fienberg is one of the top social statisticians in the world and is currently the Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science in the Department of Statistics, the...

Providing data analysis for the highest chain of command: An interview with Christine Fox feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Nov 02, 2015

At this year's Joint Statistical Meetings held in Seattle, USA, the President's Invited Address Speaker was Ms Christine Fox. Ms Fox is Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis at the John Hopkins...

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