Weekly links for June 17

Rick Wicklin of SAS gives Eight tips to make your simulation run faster.

Analyzing the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns,the first blog post of hooktheory, which “teaches the theory behind popular music for songwriters and musicians.” Via Hacker News. If you know some music theory you won’t be surprised, but it’s interesting.

Larry Wasserman on the difference between statistics and machine learning.

Why are no-hitters on the rise recently?

Steven Pinker on the number of people that have lived and died in the 20th century.

Five mathematical subjects that could be taught in elementary school or high school, but aren’t.

Some graphs of number of births by day of year.

Internet Advertising: An Interplay among Advertisers, Online Publishers, Ad Exchanges and Web Users. 44-page review article, looks mostly non-technical, by Shuai Yuan, Ahmad Zainal Abidin, Marc Sloan, and Jun Wang. via technology review blog

This American Life on Chernoff faces.

Gasarch examined the odds of Kentucky Derby longshots.

I’m looking for a job, in the SF Bay Area. See my linkedin profile.

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