When Average Fails: Bimodal Distributions

Probably the most common statistic that people deal with is the average, which can often be a good approximation of the typical or general case. However, there are many cases where the average fails, and the most extreme example I’ve seen in recent data is lawyers’ salary distributions. The NALP has been publishing salary distributions … Read more

Student Data Analysis Contest

Along with SDSU and Teradata, the San Diego Regional Data Library is running a data analysis contest for San Diego area High School and College students. The contest starts February 28. Top prize is $1200. For complete details and to register, see the contest announcement page.  

SDSU Datathon

Solve Social Problems for $2,700 in Prizes The San Diego Regional Data Library, the SDSU Society for Statisticians and Actuaries and Teradata are organizing a data analysis contest to aid nonprofits, journalists and government agencies in making better use of data, develop a broader regional capacity for data analysis, and introduce students interested in data … Read more