# Making Data tell a Story

I don’t think anybody does it better than Hans Rosling. In the following video he helps to explain population growth, child mortality, and fossil fuel usage based upon wealth. I love how he uses toy blocks and chips to help visualize his point.

See the original post from the Guardian, Hans Rosling: the man who’s making data cool

# A very nice visualization of the Central Limit Theorem

The blog post, Central Limit Theorem Visualized in D3, was posted last week.

The post does 2 very nice things. First, it provides a nice visual of what the central limit theorem means. Second, it displays the wonderful power of the javascript library, D3.

# Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Methods for Hackers Online Book

Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Methods for Hackers is an open source online book. The book is developed with iPython, so it can be read in a variety of formats: web, PDF, or locally with iPython installed.

Also, contributions are welcome via the Github repository for the book (or you can email the authors).

This is the first iPython project I have really looked at, and iPython looks very promising.

# Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Methods for Hackers Online Book

Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Methods for Hackers is an open source online book. The book is developed with iPython, so it can be read in a variety of formats: web, PDF, or locally with iPython installed.

Also, contributions are welcome via the Github repository for the book (or you can email the authors).

This is the first iPython project I have really looked at, and iPython looks very promising.

# Win-Vector Blog » Data Science, Machine Learning, and Statistics: what is in a name?

This is an excellent write-up for the differences between:

• Statistics
• Machine Learning
• Data Mining
• Informatics
• Big Data
• Predictive Analytics
• Data Science

# 10 R packages

Yhat, a new predictive modeling startup, wrote up a nice blog post about
10 R Packages I wish I knew about earlier. It is worth reading through the list.

Special Thanks to Mark Nickel for pointing out this link.