Links for November 2

John Rauser of Pinterest gave a talk at the Strata Conference / Hadoop World on statistics without the agonizing pain – you replace the pain of statistics with the pain of simulation, which for an audience of programmers is much less painful. Via revolution analytics.

Surfacing this week on Hacker News was this article by NASA engineer Don Pettit on “The tyranny of the rocket equation”.

Tim Gowers writes on the results of an experiment concerning computer-generated mathematical writing.

Vi Hart made a scary Halloween video featuring candy corn and the Sierpinski calendar.

The video from the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences conference is available online.

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