From Josh Laurito, How similar are European languages to each other? Unfortunately does not include the language(s) that I’ve heard referred to as “BCS” or, somewhat more crudely, “Bosnifuckit”. That’s “Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian”, which are three very similar languages or three dialects of the same language depending on who you ask.
DarwinTunes, in which pieces of music make baby music.
Lexicon Valley on stylometry.
Mike Bostock has a series of posts on visualization methods: fisheye distortion and other ways to distort plots so that when you drag the cursor over them the part near the cursor is magnified, the Les Misérables adjacency matrix, hive plots for dependency graphs, chord diagrams for Uber car service data.
Nate Silver on Calculating “House Effects” of Polling Firms.
Mark Dominus explains linear regression in a math.stackexchange answer.
A crowdsourced survey of adjuncts reports that adjuncts don’t make much money. I’m disinclined to trust the exact numbers, but the more general results are sobering.
A product rule for triangular numbers. It turns out that triangular numbers satisfy the rule (and there’s a nice pictorial proof of this); are they the only such sequence?
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