Not so diverse after all…?!

Here are a series of info graphics from <source>  which explain the extent of diversity gap in Hollywood   Conclusion: Hollywood, is an industry catering to global audience.It is only natural, that we expect the industry to respect diversity.However, it is evident from the above info graphics that the diversity issues are not-so-subtle.Doing away with stereotypes... Continue Reading →

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Getting to Know Dr. Thomas

Dr Tinku Thomas is well known in the field of statistics. Having done her bachelors in computer science, maths and statistics from Mount Carmel College Bangalore, she went on to do her masters in bio-statistics from Christian Medical College, Vellore. She did her PhD in bio statistics from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore(NIMHANS)... Continue Reading →

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For a fruitful post-grad life!

So, your undergraduate course is drawing to a close, and you experience a familiar sense of anxiety and confusion you did earlier-when your high school was over, and when secondary school was over...the feeling is only much stronger now! The need to choose a major for post-grad,the need to match your passion and aptitude, to... Continue Reading →

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Statistics of Health

The basic concern in every person's life is their health. Every time we have a slight abnormality in our body, we are immediately worried about its seriousness and the impact it can have on our life. Especially when we think of life threatening diseases. So many people have lost battles to diseases like leukemia, cancer,... Continue Reading →

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Alert!!!!!

Some information that should be known before we get into the main issue: AQI-Air Quality Index Good(0-50) Minimal Impact Satisfactory (51-100) Minor breathing discomfort to sensitive people Moderate (101-200) Breathing discomfort to the people with lung, heart disease, children and older adults Poor (201-300) Breathing discomfort to people on prolonged exposure Very Poor (301-400) Respiratory... Continue Reading →

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Influence of social media on foreign tourists

A survey about social media as an influence on foreign tourists was conducted by the Ministry of Tourism,India. Objectives of the study: 1. The extent to which social media is used to collect information for planning visits to India. 2. What are the important social media sources used along with their magnitude in decision making... Continue Reading →

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Think..Think….Think!!!!

Jack, Anne and George Jack is looking at Anne, but Anne is looking at George. Jack is married, but George is not. Is a married person looking at an unmarried person? Sum of Pool Balls            You have 8 balls numbered 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15. Select... Continue Reading →

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Statistics to Answer

When your teachers prepare multiple choice or True/False tests, they are supposed to keep things as random as possible. However, as the BBC points out, there is a pattern in that randomness, and knowing what it is might(a very big might) help you get through your exams. Writer William Poundstone crunched the numbers on a... Continue Reading →

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Statistics through Dance

  Boring lectures are the bane of every subject. Especially scientific subjects like statistics that require great amount of attention. In such scenarios, people always try to bring out interesting ways of explaining concepts. But to explain basic concepts through dance?     Dancing statistics is a series of 4 short videos that demonstrate fundamental... Continue Reading →

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Life of a Statistician

"Why did you become a statistician? Because I found accounting too exciting…." Aleph Sample never gets tired of hearing Uncle Sherwin tell that joke. Every Sunday. At his mother's weekly dinner. Nope—it never grows old; Aleph is sure it will be carved on his tombstone so he's learned to accept it as a fact of... Continue Reading →

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Not Just an Image..

Next time when someone sends you a photo of a cute cat then be careful before you click on the image to view — it might hack your machine. Yes, you read right. Normal looking pictures can hack you machine— thanks to a technique discovered by security researcher Saumil Shah from India. Dubbed "Stegosploit," the technique lets... Continue Reading →

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Statistics made easy!

Oh no! Took a sick leave and now everything in class sounds Greek and Latin! All the continuity is lost! Shouldn't have bunked those classes for didi's(sister's) wedding! Now will I clear the paper? I'd a doubt in the previous theorem, but is it a very silly doubt?? If any of these thoughts have crossed... Continue Reading →

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Most Bizarre Survey Finds…

1 in 4 Americans think God helps decide the outcome of football games                 The survey, conducted on January of 2013 by the Public Religion Research Institute, consisted of random telephone interviews with 1,033 subjects. More than half of those surveyed also believe that God rewards athletes who... Continue Reading →

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The Deadly Blue Whale Challenge!!

What Is The Blue Whale Game? This online diversion called The Blue Whale Game is far from just a game. It is an online suicide game which involves a series of 50 bizarre tasks, including self-injury, and eventually suicide at the end of day 50! Shockingly, this 'fad' is actually finding takers among young, impressionable... Continue Reading →

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In a world of paradoxes

What is a paradox? A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement which when investigated my prove to be true. For instance, consider the statement 'Less is more'. How can less be more?! The concept here is that, what is less complicated is usually more appreciated. The friendship paradox This phenomenon was first observed by sociologist Scott F... Continue Reading →

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Statistics- Scary Or Fun?

A few days ago, I came across an extremely interesting article. A statistics professor commented on how she had heard people cringing at the mention of statistics and wanted opinions on why people "feared" the subject and ideas that could help her make statistics enjoyable for her students.Some of the common answers were that lack... Continue Reading →

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Facts and Figures in the Field of Sports

A college degree with physical education, journalism or maybe sports management as a major, would definitely fetch one, a job in the sports industry. But what if you're an extremely passionate sports enthusiast and your majors include statistics, math, economics or computer science? Your knowledge would still be very much valuable in the sports industry;... Continue Reading →

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A Method To Evaluate Teachers!

In the world of scholarly statisticians consisting of  Fisher,Bayes,Gosset and many more, the name William Sanders does not ring a bell, even for some of those in the statistical field. Well, even a simple Google search lists him third, after a writer and basketball player of the same name. Nevertheless, his contribution to the American education system... Continue Reading →

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Dicing with Death: Chance, Risk, and Health

Statistics is the essential foundation for science-based medicine.  Unfortunately, it’s a confusing subject that invites errors and misunderstandings.  Non-statisticians could all benefit from learning more about statistics as well as trying to get a better understanding of just how much we don’t know. Most of us are not going to read a statistics textbook, but the... Continue Reading →

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Of Tampered Results and Cyber Security

It was the first week of June 2013 and the name Debarghya Das was all over the news. Be it digital,print or electronic media, Debarghya Das was the news. The reason? An Indian origin student, and a Cornell university graduate, Das, had hacked into the CISCE website and had single-handedly procured the results of around 1,50,000 ICSE... Continue Reading →

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The “Statistics” of Anecdotes!

  An anecdote is a statistic with a sample size of one. OK, maybe a sample size of a small group of your closest friends and fellow travelers.     Consider this. Suppose you see a hair product advertisement and they tell you that 75% of the females who used this confirmed the product worked... Continue Reading →

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It is fraud to conceal fraud

Fraud analytics is the combination of analytic technology and Fraud analytics techniques with human interaction which will help to detect the possible improper transactions like fraud or bribery either before the transaction is done or after the transaction is done.

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TWITTER SENTIMENTAL ANALYSIS USING R

  Twitter, as we know, is a highly popular social networking and micro-blogging service used by millions worldwide. Each status or tweet as we call it is a 140 character text message. Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only view them. Text mining and sentiment analysis are some of the... Continue Reading →

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Amazon go ! Changing the way we shop !

Last week Amazon revealed a concept for a physical store called  Amazon  Go. The new concept has a targeted strategy of eliminating courtesy clerks and instead replacing the labour cost with an app, also called Amazon Go. Here’s how it works: the shopper downloads the app and then while in the store it automatically adds... Continue Reading →

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Demonetisation – Curse or Boon?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to know the pulse of the public through a short survey on demonetisation available on the Narendra Modi phone app. He tweeted out urging people to participate in the survey and rate the demonetisation policy. The survey poses 10 questions with some yes or no answers, some detailed answers... Continue Reading →

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Grains, Pulses and Statistics!

The branch of economic statistics that deals with agriculture and is an important tool for state management and planned guidance of socialist agricultural enterprises is agricultural statistics. The principal tasks involved in agricultural statistics are the collection, processing, and analysis of statistical data that characterize the current status and development of agriculture and the fulfillment of production plans.... Continue Reading →

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