I thought I would be done this week, but it looks like there will be one more chapter. If you don’t know, I am working on a book that includes updated articles from this blog, plus new examples, and pulls the whole thing together. So far, it’s going well. I have consistently finished one chapter per month and I am almost done.
The problem is that several times a chapter has mitosed (it’s a word) into multiple chapters. In the most extreme case, the material I thought would be one chapter turned into four, and I think I’m going to cut one of them.
Most recently, what I thought was the last chapter has turned into two. The first is about Simpson’s paradox, including this mandatory example from the ubiquitous penguin dataset:
The new chapter is about Overton’s window. Fortunately, before the mitosis, I had written a substantial chunk of it, so I think I can finish it in less than a month.
I have posted a few excerpts from the book already, about Preston’s paradox, long-tailed distributions, and our old friend the Gaussian distribution. Once I send the draft off for technical review, I should have time to post a few more.
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