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Gender Studies & Mathematics, #2

I’m totally convinced that ∃ more connections between mathematics and the humanities than the university culture I once stewed in would suggest. Probably due to personality differences, but also lack of familiarity with each other’s subject matter, I never saw … Continue reading

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi The author’s experiences of regime change in Iran as a pre-teen girl. (Source: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375422307/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hiremebecauim-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0375422307)

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The actual science of logic is conversant at present only with things either certain, impossible, or entirely doubtful, none of which (fortunately) we have to reason on. Therefore the true logic for this world is the calculus of Probabilities, which … Continue reading

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My sister isn’t “irrational”, her utility function just has large interaction terms.

What happens if, instead of doing a linear regression with sums of monomial terms, you do the complete opposite? Instead of regressing the phenomenon against  , you regressed the phenomenon against an explanation like  ? I first thought of this question several years ago whilst living … Continue reading

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Support Vector Machines and Gender Differences

Earlier I wrote that gender is like a maximally separating hyperplane, including vast within-gender differences? I was trying to use maths to end the war of the sexes. Some who read it didn’t know what a support vector machine was. You … Continue reading

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