Year 1 Redux – Trump

Putanumonit's birthday week continues, this is the second of my year 1 review posts. Smart students, stupid charts I stand behind everything I wrote in I Smell a Chart, at least until someone shares it with FiveThirtyEight's Leah Libresco who will politely explain why I'm an idiot. My post focused on the abuses of data and statistics in … Continue reading Year 1 Redux – Trump

We Hold These Truths

This blog lives by a two-part creed: You can put a number on anything if you try hard enough (number quality not guaranteed, see store for details). Once you put a number on something, you improve your understanding and decision making (even if the number isn't of prime quality). At the core of this belief is the idea that … Continue reading We Hold These Truths

A Quantitative Introduction to Successful Blogging

Ladies, gentlemen, and cats walking randomly on keyboards: welcome to Putanumonit, the blog that puts a number on it. I have just written a long post detailing the philosophy and goals of this blog. This is not that post. Between us, philosophy just isn’t the most exciting subject for our first date. Let us instead grab a … Continue reading A Quantitative Introduction to Successful Blogging