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Choices in Visualizing Quantitative Information

We are excited to host Andrew Gelman, who will be speaking about tradeoffs in statistical graphics. "Infographics" often have the goal of aesthetic appeal to draw a casual viewer in deeper, while "statistical graphics" often have the goal to reveal patterns for viewers who are already interested in the problem. Andrew will illustrate by giving examples of choices in graphics he has made over the years.

Andrew Gelman is a renowned professor of statistics and political science at Columbia University, a prolific author, and a popular blogger. His books include Bayesian Data Analysis, Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks, Data Analysis using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models (which has the most understandable description of causal inference I've ever read), Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do, and A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences. His blog, "Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science" is, in my opinion, the best statistics blog out there and an invaluable resource for data scientists.

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  • Christopher S.

    Andrew was very lively, entertaining, and not shy at all to express how he felt about a variety of topics on and off topic.

    April 19, 2013

  • John C.

    Prof Gelman was enlightening and funny. Very natural delivery. I was inspired.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Andrew was hilarious, good crowd. Looking forward to the next meetup!

    April 18, 2013

  • Audrey H.

    Just too much rain. I seem to have bad luck with these events, either timing, weather or both. Maybe next time.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, my son's car broke down. I have to go jump the car.

    April 18, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Flooding. Can't make it

    April 18, 2013

  • Peter A.

    Unfortunately, I am dealing with the flooding and won't be able to reach the event in time. Thanks again and I look forward to other events!

    April 18, 2013

  • Nate De J.

    not going to make it from the Western suburbs with flooded roads. darnit.

    April 18, 2013

  • David S.

    I am flooded in and can't get downtown. Please consider rescheduling this event for another day. Weather wins today.

    April 18, 2013

  • scott m.

    given weather, not attending...sorry for late notice.

    April 18, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Flooding problems in loop? Plz tweet me @GregStaskowski if trains delayed 4:00 CST. Thx.

    April 18, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Sorry weather and few people at work - will be a late day at work.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately the weather has bogged me down today (literally)

    April 18, 2013

  • G G.

    Sorry, I have to cancel. Weather trumps data. I have a car, not a boat.

    April 18, 2013

  • Jerico C.

    Would you please provide a slideshare or power point presentation for those people who cannot attend this event? Thank you.

    April 17, 2013

  • Michele

    Sorry for the late change in RSVP! My commute makes getting to and from here impossible on a work night, unfortunately

    April 17, 2013

  • Aaron

    Wish I could make it! Got off the wait list too late to change plans.

    April 17, 2013

  • Aaron A.

    Bummer. Now that I've moved up to the 11th spot on the waitlist, I have a conflict. I was mostly interested to see how you can pack 130 people into Matilda!

    April 17, 2013

  • Melissa

    I can no longer attend tomorow's event.

    April 17, 2013

  • Michelangelo

    Heading out of town for my wedding :)

    April 17, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Let me check... yep, that is on the list of one of the official reasons for not attending a meetup. Have a great time!

      April 17, 2013

  • Patrick B.

    Sorry I have a time conflict

    April 17, 2013

  • John F.

    Something came up...sigh

    April 17, 2013

  • Jimena Sayavedra L.

    thank you!!! I will attend!! exciting!

    April 17, 2013

  • Jon

    Bummer, made other plans so I can't attend now. Freeing up my spot for someone else.

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up!

    April 15, 2013

  • steve b.

    Excited to be there

    April 13, 2013

  • Tracey H.

    Double booked :(

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ThoughtWorker

    April 9, 2013

  • Mike W.

    Wish I could attend but something came up at the last minute!

    March 14, 2013

  • Chockalingam Krishnan C.

    Like Data and Visulatization

    March 7, 2013

  • scott m.

    Really would like to go

    March 3, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Sounds good to me.

    February 13, 2013

  • Chris 'Coz' C.

    I choose to attend Choices in Visualizing Data. #meta

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Christopher S.

    Seriously, already fully? I just got the email. =/

    February 11, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Just added a waitlist... that filled up fast!

      1 · February 11, 2013

  • Brett B.

    Is there a wait-list?

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Looking forward to the event!

    February 11, 2013

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