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Trying to survive another delayed train and people just talking and talking and talking and never shutting up with Hugar and my noise cancelling headphones.

Vangelis (Βαγγέλης), diminutive of Evangelos (Ευάγγελος), is a common Greek name. But outside Greece, there's only one #Vangelis.

Speaks of his greatness.

I visited my mother today. She recognized me and was happy to see me. She was in a good mood. She joked with the other residents and the staff. We took a walk in the garden and she picked dry leaves from the plants as if they were her own. Her own garden was beautiful when she could still take care of it. She was upset when we left. "Don't go!" It was a little like leaving a child at daycare.

It's so good to be able to visit my mother again.

@drbjork A lot of ‘data science’ and general use of statistics seems to be what the professor in my experimental design class called ‘the careful study of mathematical artifacts’

* "... which often is a lot..."

Damn you autocorrelation.

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Tukey (as did Hartwig & Dearing) devised brilliant method for examining and summarizing numerical data -- by hand, not with any statistics package. Many of his methods were ingenious and helped the researcher to familiarise themselves with the data.

Some of them, like the boxplot, still lives within many statistics packages (although SPSS has implemented them completely wrong).

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I'm old fashioned I guess but I think statistics software in general and SPSS in particular has ruined people's sense of numeric data and what numbers actually represent. Today people rush into statistical null hypothesis testing or advanced statistical modelling (confirmatory analysis) without carefully examining what the numbers can day themselves, which often USA lot (explorative data analysis, EDA).

When I taught statistics I brought out John W. Tukey's 1978 classic. It was worth it.

Last thing on my work day was two cancellations for tomorrow, suddenly giving me some space to breathe. Thank you!

School children performing gender 

Observing in the classroom. Fascinating how school children perform gender in the classroom.

Masculinity: back row, black hoodie, bring neither pencil nor books to lessons, talk loudly at any time, comment on everything that happens in the classroom, get up and walk around if you get the chance.

Femininity: front row but not in the middle, light coloured clothes, listen to teacher, talk quiet, comment things that happens with whispers to the person next to you.

Our (not so) well tended group of (spontaneously growing) flowers outside the office.

Finally closing in on my destination, Skövde. Only 4½ hours late.

Sometimes I hate going by train. Particularly when train is replaced by bus.

Amazing Android doesn't have a built-in barcode and QR scanner.

Obviously, it was a wildfire. The train from Sundsvall was full, so further delays. I'll arrive to Skövde 22:25 tonight -- four and a half hours late.

This sucks.

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