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Leave the Pima Indians alone!

July 15, 2015

“…our findings shall lead to us be critical of certain current practices. Specifically, most papers seem content with comparing some new algorithm with Gibbs sampling, on a few small datasets, such as the well-known Pima Indians diabetes dataset (8 covariates). But we shall see that, for such datasets, approaches that are even more basic than […]

last Indian summer rays…

November 2, 2014

Mother India

January 15, 2013

I saw several Amul posters during my trip to India and they all were related to women’s rights in the aftermath of the atrocious rape in Delhi, so I assumed this was a political party or organisation. However, when checking on the Web, I found that Amul is a dairy cooperative from the State of […]

India impressions

January 13, 2013

As recorded by the collection of snapshots in the past two weeks, my first visit to India has been most rewarding and diverse. Obviously, there were downsides, from a certain of level of (personal) paranoia about bugs, germs, bacteria and viruses (!), i.e. about food and water, to a rather unpleasant stay in a medium […]

India snapshot (#21)

January 12, 2013

We went before sunset on a boat ride along the Ganges, terminating in the main ghat,Dashashwamedh Ghat (दशाश्वमेध घाट), in a pleasant temperature announcing the return of warmer weather. As we were slowly drifting with the motor off, some passengers released a marigold bowl with a lit candle in the midst…