- There’s not as many of you as we thought: the new Census figures are out with the total population. There will be no new Maori-roll electorate, but the North Island will get a new general-roll electorate. Fortunately, the NZ redistricting procedure is very boring, compared to, say, Pennsylvania. Election nerds are reduced to arguing about the potential impact on electorates such as Epsom.
- All the more-interesting results from the Census are still to come: here’s their release timetable
- The US did not get its monthly unemployment figures last month, because the Bureau of Labor Statistics is shut down. Pew Research has a list of the other data the government won’t be releasing
- A couple of articles from the online magazine Nautil.us: one on statistics in the courtroom (US-oriented, but still interesting) and one on coincidences.
- Almost coincidentally, James Curran is giving a public lecture this Thursday, 7pm, on forensic statistics: his professorial inaugural lecture. Everyone welcome.
Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »