Getting ready for SciPy

My SciPy strategy has gone horribly wrong.  I submitted two talks and a tutorial with the expectation that 1.0 of my proposals would be accepted, on average.  But the vagaries of the binomial distribution bit me: all three were accepted.  So I am scrambling to get ready.

My tutorial on statistical inference is ready to go.  As it turns out, Chris Fonnesbeck proposed a similar tutorial at a more advanced level, so we re-titled our tutorials as Computational Statistics I and Computational Statistics II.  We are scheduled back to back, and each of us is planning to help out during the other’s session.  Both tutorials are now full!

One of my talks is in the Computational Social Science thread, where I will present “Will Millennials Ever Get Married?”  I’ll present results from applying survival analysis to data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG).  A basic version of the analysis appears in Chapter 13 of Think Stats, 2nd edition.  What I am working on now is a more careful analysis using data from earlier and later cycles of the NSFG.

I am close to finishing off the results I want to present.  Here’s a screenshot of the current status:


My second talk is on Digital Signal Processing in Python.  This is the only talk I have not presented before, but it is based on Think DSP and the class I taught in the spring.  I have tons of material; the hard part will be selecting elements that make a complete and coherent talk.