I’m a dad, a retired judge, a banjo player, and amateur programmer and statistician. I do my programming in R, my version control in Github, and my blogging in Jekyll. Recently, I participated in two Kaggle competitions. The first was predicting who survived the Titanic and the second was predicting housing prices in Ames, Iowa. Currently, I’m experimenting with D3.js for visualization.
I’m interested in feedback loops, quantification of uncertainty, probability, the half-life of facts, economics and game theory. In short, I’m interested in learning about the world in a more mathematical, objective and firsthand way.