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tlee
Writing about statistical analysis in sports, manufacturing, and other topics that happen to interest me that week.

Predicting Social Engineering

by thermanlee on Friday, August 10, 2012 3:36 PM

Amid the recent high profile notice that social engineering even works on Apple, I began to wonder what steps could be taken to prevent several of my accounts from being hacked. I use strong passwords and incorrect answers to security questions, but it seems social engineering can break all of that down, creating a gaping hole into accounts all over the internet.

What to do with an anomaly: A note on baseball's popular "outlier" field position

by thermanlee on Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:59 AM

Some of the most interesting statistics can come from the analysis of outliers. Deadspin posted an article yesterday about Boston's pitcher Aaron Cook, discussing his extremly low strikeout percentage (2 Ks in just under 30 innings, as of the article's writing). Oddly, despite the low number of strikeouts, he continues to have a very good ERA. Traditional thinking is that these should be proportional. In other words, it's strange for a pitcher to have a low ERA if he isn't striking out batters. For now, Aaron Cook is an outlier.

A Wonderland of Product Safety

by thermanlee on Thursday, July 05, 2012 12:32 PM

"Statistics prove, prove that you’ve one birthday
Imagine, just one birthday every year!
But there are three hundred and sixty-four unbirthdays!
That’s precisely what I’m gathered here to type about."

Thursdays with Therman - Introduction

by thermanlee on Monday, June 25, 2012 10:04 AM

Welcome to Thursdays with Therman. Odd that it is starting on Monday, right? My name is Therman Lee, and I am a recent addition to the StatSoft marketing team. Last week, I was asked if I would like to contribute some articles to our blog. I accepted, hoping I could help show that predictive statistical analysis has shifted from a lofty, little understood realm to a mainstream way of looking at the world. Therefore, I plan to post about statistics and the use of predictive analytics in what some may think are unexpected areas, such as today’s post about mixed-martial arts.

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