I am the ghost of groovymother.com. Woooooo!

This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

Filed under 'statistics'

March 12, 2009

BBC NEWS | How to understand risk in 13 clicks

Handy explanation of one of the most common statistical tricks.

October 15, 2008

How Nate Silver Went From Forecasting Baseball Games to Forecasting Elections

Great profile in New York Magazine of Nate Silver and the sterling work he’s been doing at fivethirtyeight.com. Got to love anyone who can make a living from a combination of baseball, politics and obsessive number-crunching.

July 19, 2008

A Detailed Explanation Of How The BSA Misleads With Piracy Stats

Ah, the “ripple effect”. Inflating statistics since time immemorial. (The first comment is ace, too!)

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January 27, 2008


Comparing SAT scores with colleges’ most popular books according to Facebook. Guess where the Bible ends up on that scale…

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November 29, 2006

Your odds of dying

Graph of your odds of dying by various causes.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.