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Peter Ellis
Statistician / data scientist with wide-ranging interests. Tweets represent my views (if that), definitely no-one else. Day job is in the public sector.
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Rob J Hyndman 23h
Some thoughts on the upcoming M4 Competition
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Peter Ellis Nov 18
Visualising seasonality of deaths in historic outbreaks of with
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Peter Ellis Nov 14
Replying to @EricCrampton
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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Peter Ellis Nov 14
I always suspected methods like instrumental variables give you one more problem than you had before.
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Peter Ellis Nov 14
Replying to @EricCrampton
I *used* to be pleased and amused to have gone to same high school as Rolf Harris. Nowadays I think I plump for Bob Hawke, record beer-drinker and Oz PM.
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Luis A. Apiolaza Nov 11
"Reducing friction in to avoid " A short anecdote while working with student projects.
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R-Ladies AKL Nov 9
We are kicking off an R-Ladies in Auckland! Come join us!
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Peter Ellis Nov 6
Replying to @thonoir
Knowing when to quit - whatever situation - is a core life and professional skill.
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Peter Ellis Nov 5
Actually, "treason" *is* a bit harsh. Let's save the term for when it's justified.
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Peter Ellis Oct 29
Replying to @kearneymw
Or he won't, and we'll all wonder who sucker-punched the media.
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Peter Ellis Oct 29
Replying to @mikedecr
BTW what is an RD study? Not 'registered dietician' I presume.
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Peter Ellis Oct 29
Replying to @mikedecr
Binning scatter plots makes sense if you have large data; also sometimes for confidentialisation. Otherwise it loses detail for little gain.
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Peter Ellis Oct 26
Replying to @MarkusMannheim
Is this substantiated though? Sounds almost urban myth territory without names and dates.
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Peter Ellis Oct 23
Replying to @essell2 @pitakakariki
"Game of the demented queen" it was called when her modern moves were introduced.
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Peter Ellis Oct 23
Replying to @JGreenbrookHeld
Yes... I got them tidied up and in the GitHub version of nzelect on the weekend, but still need to check thr locations came through.
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Peter Ellis Oct 20
The NZ Electoral Commission have made the results by voting place CSVs much less tidy for 2017 than previously.
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Peter Ellis Oct 19
Replying to @JohnJCampbell
By The Australian's standards, John Howard lost in 1998 but I don't recall them describing it like that then.
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Peter Ellis Oct 19
Replying to @kamal_hothi
Gelman's comments here in response to critical, rude, anonymous comments on his blog seem to me models of civilized discourse.
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Peter Ellis Oct 19
Replying to @mrbarnabyb
When WWII finished, my dad (5 yrs) apparently asked "is there still going to be news?"
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