# Statistics

More than mean, median, and mode.

• ## Images behind the generated images from Stable Diffusion

People have been having fun with the text-to-image generators lately. Enter a description,…

• ## Introduction to Probability for Data Science, a free book

Introduction to Probability for Data Science is a free-to-download book by Purdue statistics…

• ## Incomplete crime data

When the FBI switched to a new data collection system, which relies on…

• ## Google Maps incorrectly pointing people to crisis pregnancy centers

Davey Alba and Jack Gillum, for Bloomberg, found that Google Maps commonly points…

• ## Where the data from your car flows

Jon Keegan and Alfred Ng, for The Markup, identified 37 companies that collect…

• ## Looking for falsified images in Alzheimer’s study

Charles Piller, for Science, highlights the work of Matthew Schrag, who uses image…

• ## Odds of winning the big Mega Millions prize

With tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot estimated at \$1.28 billion, you might be wondering…

• ## Revisiting data science, the career

In 2012, Thomas Davenport and DJ Patil outlined a budding career choice called…

• ## Database of feathers

There’s a database of feathers called Featherbase, because of course there is:
Featherbase…

• ## Period trackers and legal implications

Given the current restrictions in the U.S., Kendra Albert, Maggie Delano, and Emma…

• ## Introduction to statistical learning

An Introduction to Statistical Learning, by Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, and…

• ## Communicating risk in the context of daily living

Wayne Oldford, a statistics professor at the University of Waterloo, explains risk in…

• ## Unreliable FBI crime data

The Marshall Project and Axios report that the FBI changed their reporting system…

• ## Cancer and statistics

Hannah Fry works with statistics and risk, but her perspective changed when she…

• ## Catching students cheating with R

Matthew Crump, a psychology professor who discovered high volume cheating in his class…

• ## Statistical personality quiz matches you to fictional characters

The Open-Source Psychometrics Project, which seems to have been around for a while,…

• ## AI says if you’re the a**hole

There’s a subreddit where people share a story and ask if they’re the…

• ## Facebook doesn’t seem to fully know how their data is used internally

Lorenzo Franceschi reporting for Motherboard on a leaked Facebook document:
“We do not…

• ## Fracture and flow of Oreo cookies

Crystal Owens, Max Fan, John Hart, and Gareth McKinley from Massachusetts Institute of…

• ## Tracking the CIA to demo phone tracking

Sam Biddle and Jack Poulson for The Intercept reporting on Anomaly Six, a…