Lynx Roundup, July 4th 2019

Lynx Roundup, July 4th 2019

Statistical model of software project length! Open source AI bionic leg! Statistical mistakes Data Scientists make!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
Why software projects take longer than you think: a statistical model
Anyone who built software for a while knows that estimating how long something is going to take is hard. It’s hard to come up with an unbiased estimate of how long something will take, when fundamentally the work in itself is about solving something.
Uber’s formula for paying drivers is causing a gender gap
Uber uses a master algorithm to determine how much money its drivers make—and women are ending up with less.The gap: In a study released today of over 1.8 million drivers on the platform, women were found to earn $1.24 per hour less than men.
Lyft Was Full of Shit and Now It’s Stinking Rich
Two weeks ago, Lyft filed an affidavit in its lawsuit opposing New York City’s regulations aimed at increasing for-hire vehicle driver pay. The new minimum requires drivers to earn $17.22 per hour after expenses, up from $11.90 per hour. In that, Lyft argued it raised prices in order to comply with …
An AI bionic leg could change the future of prosthetics
“You’re intimately involved, your thoughts are the same,” said one user. “It has the potential to make my life much easier and better.”
Top 10 Statistics Mistakes Made by Data Scientists - KDnuggets
The following are some of the most common statistics mistakes made by data scientists. Check this list often to make sure you are not making any of these while applying statistics to data science.
How to use ggplot2 in Python
Thanks to its strict implementation of the grammar of graphics, ggplot2 provides an extremely intuitive and consistent way of plotting your data. Not only does ggplot2’s approach to plotting ensure…


Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.