EnTyrely Too Much
What is the expected value on a scale-location plot?
I teach my students to check the assumptions of their models by making various diagnostic plots of residuals. One of the niftiest is …
Thu, Sep 3, 2020
9 min read
What's up in Dawson County, NE?
SOMEBODY READ MY BLOG! And had a question, even better: I’m reading your latest entyrely too much post and I can’t help wondering, is …
Tue, May 19, 2020
5 min read
Can we open up Lancaster County?
Over the past few weeks outbreaks centered around meat processing facilities hit the news. I started wondering how these would impact …
Mon, May 11, 2020
6 min read
Choose your own inflection point!
I was excited to see a plot of future cases in Nebraska with prediction limits! I had questions. I couldn’t find any answers. The first …
Mon, Apr 20, 2020
4 min read
What about that viral fox news plot?
A screenshot of a plot from Fox News went somewhat viral among some segments of society. The y-axis is funky, apparently changing …
Tue, Apr 7, 2020
5 min read
Challenging predictions with data: me vs. experts
FiveThirtyEight is reporting on a project generating consensus predictions from experts. The consensus prediction of total cases in the …
Mon, Apr 6, 2020
4 min read
My COVID-19 story
Turns out, I have my own COVID-19 story to tell. No hospital involved, and now an opportunity to think about some of my favorite …
Sun, Apr 5, 2020
10 min read
Growth rates of COVID-19 cases: a different perspective
Looks like social distancing is having an impact at the level of the entire United States, but we’re a long ways from the end of the …
Sat, Apr 4, 2020
8 min read
COVID-19: A prediction about predictions
If you’ve been reading/watching/listening to the news this past week you almost certainly heard about the COVID-19 Epidemic projections …
Thu, Apr 2, 2020
3 min read
The Bottom Line: latest data and forecasts for Canada
Trying something new – all plots for provinces with sufficient data. Click the name of the locale you want to see. Tabs would be …
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
2 min read