Posts Tagged ‘cbb752’

Reporting Grades < Yale University

April 22, 2018

Term grades for the spring term are due seven days after the end of final examination period; in 2017–2018, this date is May 16, 2018. In the spring term, grades are due for seniors within forty-eight hours of the end of final examination period; in 2017–2018, this date is May 11, 2018.

Points of significance: Machine learning: supervised methods

March 3, 2018

Points of significance – #MachineLearning: supervised methods Nice discussion of the k in k-NN & the slack parm. C, penalizing misclassified points in SVM — both which act somewhat analogously as regularizers. Good for #teaching

Genic Intolerance to Functional Variation and the Interpretation of Personal Genomes

February 24, 2018

Genic Intolerance to Functional Variation & the Interpretation of Personal Genomes Nice plot of the number of rare v common variants in each gene to find outliers particularly tolerant to impactful (eg #LOF) mutations

Petrovski et al ’13

Vertabelo for db design

February 10, 2018

Webinar Invitation: General Data Science Overview

October 28, 2017

Webinar Invitation
General Data Science Overview
Date: November 1st
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT


How can we effectively and efficiently teach statistical thinking and computation to students with little to no background in either? How can we equip them with the skills and tools for reasoning with various types of data and leave them wanting to learn more?

In this talk we describe an introductory data science course that is our (working) answer to these questions. ….

Webinar Recordings:

We try to record every webinar we host and post all materials on our website.

Training Calendar | Research Data Support

September 16, 2017 Research Data Support website has published a unified calendar for data and research skills training provided by the Library, Center for Research Computing, Medical Library, and Center for Teaching and Learning.

DataScience related courses at Yale

July 27, 2017

The Research Data Consultation Group ( has considered aggregating data science training information into a unified calendar.

Also, there’s an instruction calendar at the library

Naive Bayes Classification explained with Python code

May 15, 2017

Naive #Bayes Classification explained with Python code Nice worked example; good for #teaching HT @KirkDBorne

Learning and earning: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative | The Economist

April 8, 2017

Lifelong Learning Future for colleges? Microcredentails & Nanodegrees inspired by albums unbundled into iTunes songs

interesting view of where short “workshops” fit relative to the traditional course

Scott DeRue, the dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, says the unbundling of educational content into smaller components reminds him of another industry: music. Songs used to be bundled into albums before being disaggregated by iTunes and streaming services such as Spotify. In Mr DeRue’s analogy, the degree is the album, the course content that is freely available on MOOCs is the free streaming radio service, and a “microcredential” like the nanodegree or the specialisation is paid-for iTunes.

How should universities respond to that kind of disruption? For his answer, Mr DeRue again draws on the lessons of the music industry. Faced with the disruption caused by the internet, it turned to live concerts, which provided a premium experience that cannot be replicated online. The on-campus degree also needs to mark itself out as a premium experience, he says.

Scientists are cracking the code of when genetic variants matter

April 2, 2017

Cracking the code of when #genetic variants matter, by @CarlZimmer Underscores need for realistic guidelines on risk