Best links of the week #10

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Best links of the week from 11th March to 17th March.


  1. Lying with science: a guide to myth debunking at Spectator.
  2. Value of Last Evaluated Expression (excellent for when you took minutes to run this expression in R and forgot to assign it to a variable) at Documentation for package ‘base’ version 3.6.0.
  3. A Timeline: How we got here at Time to Play Fair.
  4. Area under the ROC curve at Cecile Janssens’s Thread Reader account.
  5. Exception when I would not rely on AUC at Cecile Janssens’s Thread Reader account.
  6. Reduzindo e simplificando a complexidade irredutível at Revista Questão de Ciência.
  7. Como não investigar um fenômeno: exemplo com “agroglifos” at Revista Questão de Ciência.
  8. Você deve preservar os dentes de leite do seu filho para guardar as células-tronco? at Deviante.
  9. Pizza de Dados (initiative to discuss and spread the word about Data Science). They write articles and produce a podcast.
  10. Dicionário de termos em Ciência de Dados at Pizza de Dados‘s GitHub.
  11. Escola Virtual do Governo Federal with several courses, among them one of Statistics for Management of Public Policies.


  1. The morning paper is a blog by Adrian Colyer that releases an interesting/influential/important paper from the world of CS every weekday morning.
  2. 5 ways to measure running time of R code at Alexej’s blog in R-bloggers.
  3. Probabilistic interpretation of AUC at Alexej’s blog in R-bloggers.
  4. 21 Quotes That (If Applied) Change You Into a Better Person at Thrive Global on Medium.
  5. What is Blockchain and how it works at NFQ blog.
  6. Understanding Boxplots at Towards Data Science.
  7. Why, How and When to apply Feature Selection at Towards Data Science.
  8. Clustering Mixed Data Types in R at Wicked Good Data R’s blog in R-bloggers.
  9. Quick plot of all variables (RMarkdown here) at BLOGR.
  10. Meu checklist de projetos de Aprendizado de Máquina at Leticia Portella’s Medium.
  11. O que fazer quando faltam dados? at Data Bootcamp’s Medium.
  12. Síndrome de Ulisses: o sofrimento de quem imigra at Mamães brasileiras pelo mundo.


  1. The Choice We All Have , But Only a Few Apply It at Motivation Madness.

Data Science focused and commented version in Portuguese here.