Month: November 2017

Media and the End of the World (The Podcast)

Recently, Ralph Beliveau and I launched a podcast called Media and the End of the World. Podcasting is a medium I’ve wanted to delve into for awhile now and after a couple false starts trying to get one going, I’m really thankful Ralph asked me to join him in this endeavor. The format is fairly… Continue reading

The Gods of Norman

In my history of science survey, we talk about how ancient cosmologies reflect the geography of the people. Thus the Nile River civilizations believe in mostly benevolent gods that bring annual, predictable, life-giving floods. The Norse have more vengeful and terrifying gods reflecting their harsher geography. Cosmologies are thus often connected to the lived reality […]

Time for R

Here at OU, there are at least 4 or 5 that teach introductory R. You can take a statistics class, an economics class, a biological stats class, or a class just on R as a programming language. R has become one of the most commonly used languages for computational stats and data visualization, so it’s […]

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