Archive for January 2009

Was the last German Election already decided in 1650?

Well, certainly not – or better not completely. It was the post at strangemaps which inspired me to check for something which I somehow always suspected, but never went after. With the end of the 30 years war in 1648 and the reinstitution of the Augsburg religious peace of 1555 the german map was set […]

R vs. SAS

Everything started with the article in the NYT talking about R – and of course – did mention SAS. Andrew Gelman picked up the article and posted his take on the matter. Maybe it are sentences like Andrew’s “And it’s good to hear that SAS is in trouble” and Anne H. Milley, director of technology product marketing […]