January 1, 2014

Pretty things

1. Xiaoji Chen (陈晓霁) has graphs of air pollution in some cities in China, spiralling to show the seasons



2. The Cooper-Hewitt collection at the Smithsonian lets you search by colour, with up to five representative colours for each piece



I found this from Chris McDowall’s page that summarises a set of photos by their dominant colours.



There’s a lot of information loss in reducing a photo to four or five pixels, but finding good ways to reduce information is exactly what statistics is about


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 »