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A few weeks ago I wrote a posting about an article by Bradley Efron on the frequentist accuracy of Bayesian estimates and last week a message circulated on Allstat to say that the RSS is to offer a webinar (horrid word) on 21st October in which Bradley Efron will present this same paper. Since it […]
It has been rather a long gap since my last posting but I am told that the re-direction virus has been cleared from the host’s server so I am going to return to the topic of fitting Bayesian models to flu epidemics using the Google Flu Trends data (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Flu_Trends). Google’s project created estimates of the number of cases of […]
If you can read this then you are one of the lucky, perhaps unlucky, ones. This blog is hosted by a commercial company and it has been reported to me that a redirection virus has got into the system. I tried reading my own blog this week and got redirected to a porn site. Ironic […]
Last week I discussed Google Flu Trends a project that provided weekly estimates of the number of flu cases in 25 different countries based on the frequency of internet searches for influenza related terms (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Flu_Trends). Sadly Google have stopped producing these estimates but historical data are still available for download. Presumably Google gave up when faced with […]