March 2024 volume 21 issue 1
US Department of Homeland Security, ChatGPT, Household Cost Indices, Netflix data and more
The Battle of Mount Badon
Plus the solution to “Don’t play cards with your elder sister!”
The story of a magical metric
Two academics at a minority-serving institution study the data on what makes some students lose interest
The Art of Insight: How Great Visualization Designers Think by Alberto Cairo
Our readers share their thoughts
Take A Look Around, by Sam Buttrey
Plus the solution to last issue’s crossword
Afsaneh Yazdani is a statistician at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
The veteran information designer talks about his work and new book taking us inside the minds of his peers
The R number
The first in a six-part series by Gavin Freeguard on the evolution and usefulness of the pandemic’s famous epidemiological tool
Unearthing statistics-related blunders in academic papers and what they mean for science publishing
When should a coach throw the red challenge flag?
Data and getting dressed – part 2
Jordi Prats’ examination of the stats behind clothing sizes concludes. This issue: ready-to-wear and uniforms
Victorian data mining
The story of an eighteenth-century customer loyalty programme and the unique data it produced
Data privacy: is there a training gap?
How can data handlers prevent published statistics from revealing too much?
Statisticians must be involved in research, argues J. Sunil Rao