Just the usual list today; next week, I’ll try to do a ‘year in review’.
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What are you reading? is crossposted to docudharma
Been a while since I did a ‘regular list’….
Bruce Sterling The Zenith Angle…. A lot of fun – geeks and stuff.
David Ruelle The mathematician’s brain: A personal tour through the essentials of mathematics and some of the great minds behind them A very eclectic, personal book. Really a set of short essays, loosely connected; all about math in one way or another, but very varied. Mostly not technical.
Brian Ripley Pattern recognition and neural networks
I just got Jack Vance’s Araminta station through Bookmooch, I will start it soon.
I am re-reading Heinlein’s the Moon is a Harsh Mistress. OK, Heinlein’s political views aren’tm mine, but dang, that man could write a story.
Political Arithmetik Charles Franklin (who also writes for pollster) presents thoughtful and graphically interesting analysis of polls. Not updated that often.
pollster.com a really good source of data, nicely if simply presented
polling report including the subscriber only state polls. All sorts of interesting polls, not just elections
good math bad math Mark Chu-Carroll is a progressive and a mathematician and a computer scientist. Funny and interesting looks at the beauty of good math and the horror of bad math. Fun stuff.
statistical science, causal inference and social modeling Andrew Gelman is a statistician at Columbia. Tons of interesting things about politics and statistics.
Some site called Daily Kos, which is kinda like this site, only different… 🙂
and, of course docudharma!