Archive for February 2009

Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, Social Science, and … where is my Comment?

Here is what Andrew Gelman posted on his blog: I have never ever seen an example where I’ve felt a boxplot was appropriate. I’m open to being convinced, but I don’t think you’ll be able to convince me. Bring on the examples! You can imagine that I can’t really agree with him, and I guess […]

Another Trivial Plot

Like all nations who fight the global financial and economic crises, Germany has put a package over several hundred billion euros. One part of the package is the so called “Umweltpr√§mie”, which is nothing else than a voucher over 2,500 euros for everybody who turns in his/her 9 or more years old car to be […]

Put him to the test …

At www.politifact.com they put up the Obameter – the ultimate chart, which shows the progress of president Obama’s work. So far just a simple barchart, but it has the potential for a timeseries chart, which shows Obama’s success – or failure – over time.