Tag Archives: statistics

arXiv search

I check the links on my web page from time to time. Yesterday, I checked the links to my arXiv papers, and was a bit surprised to get a message that “this search method is deprecated”. It took a little … Continue reading

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Symmetry vs Regularity

This is the title of a conference to be held next year (2018) from 1 to 7 July, in Pilsen, Bohemia, Czech Republic. The subtitle is “The first 50 years since Weisfeiler-Leman stabilization”, and the webpage is here. If you … Continue reading

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Conference announcement

The organisers have asked me to advertise this event, which I am happy to do The closing date for reduced rate registration is at the end of March. Please think about coming! Conference in honour of Peter Cameron / abstract … Continue reading

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All kinds of mathematics …

Please reserve the dates 24-27 July 2017 in your diary! Next year, I will turn 70. Some good friends (notably João Araújo) are arranging a conference in Lisbon to mark the occasion, and many other good friends have agreed to … Continue reading

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Data science and statistics

Words change their meanings. Once “biometrics” referred to the use of statistics in studying biological systems such as agriculture (as opposed to, say, “technometrics”): now only one item on the Google top ten refers to the International Biometric Society, so … Continue reading

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G. C. Steward lectures 2008

While I was uploading lecture notes, I also put on the page the notes from my G. C. Steward lectures at Gonville and Caius College in 2008. You can find them here. I spent the first half of 2008 in … Continue reading

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Donald Preece memorial day

Donald Preece Memorial Day On Thursday, 17 September, in the Fogg Lecture Theatre at Queen Mary University of London, there will be a memorial day for Donald Preece, statistician, combinatorialist, and organist. Put the date in your diary, and bookmark … Continue reading

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Donald Preece: obituary and bibliography

Rosemary has written a long obituary of Donald, far too long for a journal to consider, but worth having on record (I think).

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Two statisticians revisited

Two years ago, I described walking, each week, past the tombs of Thomas Bayes and Richard Price in the nonconformist burial ground at Bunhill Fields in London, and wondered about the extent to which Bayes’ Theorem, or its interpretation as … Continue reading

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Creating modern probability

The title of this post is that of a book by John von Plato, on the history of probability theory from the start of the twentieth century to the 1930s, starting with Borel and Einstein (but with many backward looks) … Continue reading

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