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Let's do some math on Ebola before we start quarantining people

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One of your relatives tests positive for Ebola at a US airport. You’ve watched “Fox & Friends,” so you know this is the end. 950 more words

Medicine and Statistics

Don’t let the title of this post scare you: statistics are very important in medicine, and in life.  So often I have seen patients turn down an effective treatments or push for ineffective treatment due to a lack of understanding of statistics. 348 more words


Get true positives, false positives, etc. using Clojure

Suppose I have the following lists of actual scores and predicted values returned by some classification system (for the sake of this example, let’s suppose the system is a translator that takes a letter and returns an associated number). 324 more words