The Margin is the editor's blog for The Crosstab Kite. Articles filed under this topic are more opinionated and more time-sensitive than other types of content. Our product comparisons, product reviews, and practical data science articles, in contrast, are meant more as reference material.
Review: Statistical Rethinking, by Richard McElreath
This is an absolute gem of a book. McElreath has found an elusive combination: Statistical Rethinking is not only one of the best intro textbooks for both causal and Bayesian modeling, it's also highly readable, even entertaining.
What we're reading, April edition
The data science content firehose can be overwhelming; these are the pieces we think might be worth your time to check out. This month we're focusing on causal inference.
In defense of statistical modeling
Data science remains hot but there is a persistent stream of articles that says the field is overhyped and that hiring managers and aspiring data scientists should focus more on engineering. Let's remember why data science's core skill of statistical modeling is so valuable.
What we're reading: February 22
What we're reading for the week of February 22nd. The data science content firehose can be overwhelming. These are the pieces we think might be a good use of your time to read and study.