Tag: statistics

You say tomato, I say soda. Or is it pop?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

Here’s a nifty new way of looking at some old regional differences in dialect. NC State graduate student Joshua Katz was looking for an idea for his end-of-year statistics project, when he came across interesting linguistics data from Dr. Bert Vaux of Cambridge University. Vaux had collected data on regional dialects in the U.S. via

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In Particulate Matter, the Particulars Matter

Monday, October 29th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

When statisticians start talking about PM, they aren’t referring to political leadership. PM stands for particulate matter, and it’s important because it has a direct effect on the health and well-being of anyone who breathes. Statistician Montserrat Fuentes has built a career on looking at the effects of PM 2.5 (the 2.5 means that the

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