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What statistical research blogs would you recommend, and why?

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    $\begingroup$ I added the blogs in the question as answers to allow proper voting to find the most popular blogs. $\endgroup$ – Christian Jul 20 '10 at 16:13

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http://www.r-bloggers.com/ is an aggregated blog from lots of blogs that talk about statistics using R, and the #rstats hashtag on twitter is also helpful. I write quite a bit about statistics and R in genetics research.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1, also for the purpose of learning new statistical tricks (& generally keeping up w/ what's going on) w/ R, you should consider signing up for the R-help (& possibly other) mailing lists as well. Your in-box will be spammed w/ 100 posts a day, but they can easily be ignored & you can just take in a quick note about topics that interest you w/o undue hassle. This will go part way towards covering the needs that r-bloggers serves. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica May 29 '12 at 18:27
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Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science from Andrew Gelman is a good blog.

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  • $\begingroup$ These were both listed in the original question... $\endgroup$ – Shane Jul 20 '10 at 16:12
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    $\begingroup$ By that reasoning another question which asks for the best blogs but lists other blogs in the starting question wouldn't be a duplicate of the question. I think it makes sense to vote on all blogs to find out which are most popular including those already listed in the OP. $\endgroup$ – Christian Jul 20 '10 at 16:22
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The Endeavour sometimes features statistics posts. Otherwise it is mostly around the interplay of computer science and math.

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In addition to those already mentioned, I like Rob Hyndman's blog:

http://robjhyndman.com/researchtips/

I guess he's too modest to mention it himself! ;-)

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Cosma Shalizi's blog, often talks about statistics, and is always interesting.

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  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't have an RSS feed though :( $\endgroup$ – csgillespie Jul 19 '10 at 21:11
  • $\begingroup$ cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/weblog/index.rss $\endgroup$ – Rich Jul 19 '10 at 21:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Colin: The author of the blog would need to put <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/weblog/index.rss" /> in his the <head> section of the HTML document for Firefox to pick it up automatically :) $\endgroup$ – Daniel Vassallo Jul 19 '10 at 21:42
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XI'AN'S OG

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  • $\begingroup$ are there any sas related good blogs as well ? $\endgroup$ – ayush biyani May 12 '11 at 9:07
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Darren Wilkinson's research blog

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I like Dave Giles' blog Econometrics Beat It has a time series focus, but lots of other interesting things as well. Here's a nice post on the Pythagorean means.

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simplystatistics.org is rather good. It is run by three biostatistics professors (Jeff Leek, Roger Peng, and Rafa Irizarry).

http://simplystatistics.org/

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Luckily now you don't have to spend too much effort finding good blogs. Stats Blogs is a relatively new aggregator which compiles a collection of blogs focused on statistics. A lot of the blogs mentioned are aggregated there.

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http://blog.thegrandlocus.com/

This blog mixes basic concepts of statistics, everyday life and research. A must-read.

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FlowingData is a good read, with an emphasis on data visualization

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Statistical Ideas at statisticalideas@blogspot.com for a mix of applied finance and theory.

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  • $\begingroup$ Care to explain your recommendation or acknowledge any relationship to the author? $\endgroup$ – Nick Stauner Jun 1 '14 at 23:11

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