Inspiring talk by David Spiegelhalter at PSI 2017, London

David Spiegelhalter gave inspiring and entertaining talk on “Engaging  without manipulating: the balanced communication of statistics” at PSI 2017 conference in London. Obviously, scientific results are often miscommunicated by mass media to boost the novelity  and relevance of scientific results. After David’s talk I raised the question whether addressing the questions who owns the results…

Rstudio Connect for deployment of software and reports

Rstudio has recently released (2017-01) their Rstudio connect platform for deployment of software and reports, which I am currently evaluating: Quote: RStudio Connect is a new publishing platform for the work your teams create in R. Share Shiny applications, R Markdown reports, dashboards, plots, and more in one convenient place. Use push-button publishing from the…

Bayesian Belief Networks and AgenaRisk

I recently got my hands on Bayesian Belief Networks to model multi-dimensional decision problems, which include objective and subjective data (“beliefs”) with varying degrees of under uncertainty. To choose a (non)trivial example one can look at the question “Does she/he like me?” after you met this attractive person, randomly picking the same book on machine…

Gradient Boosting Machines

Gradient Boosting Machines as a family of methods have been the “talk of the town” in the Machine learning world for a while now, with the specific flavour of Gradient Boosting Trees has been regarded as “the best off-the-shelf” classifier in the world” (Breiman, 1986/1987, see Hastie et al. 2013) [1].  A wonderful review about…

Google TensorFlow released in the open source!!!

According to Google, the best machine learning suite in the world, TensorFlow, has now been released into the public as an open-source project on GitHub. Well done, Google! “TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the…