Anirban’s Angle
Anirban DasGupta has So. Many. Questions. He invites your answers: send your thoughts and comments (and maybe more questions!) to bulletin@imstat.org or leave a comment below. Like a slightly impetuous, though scrupulous, young man of the teenage revolutionary kind, I am listing today an abundance of questions that more or…

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Anirban DasGupta writes: Sreekumar Nambiar and I graduated the same year from the ISI in Calcutta. A few months ago, as we were shooting the breeze, Sreekumar asked if tea is more of a common man’s drink than coffee. I didn’t know. But it reignited in me that folklore that…

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Contributing Editor Anirban DasGupta examines the sometimes unpleasant reasons behind the widely varying ratios of male and female populations around the world, and considers the role of statistics in detecting patterns: It was observed at least 300 years ago that, for reasons that are not fully understood, the biology of…

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  Anirban DasGupta takes a look at NASA’s temperature data from the last 100 years: The best scientists and the best human minds have been deliberately looking at extensive global and local temperature and climate data for the past several hundred years in search of an answer to one of…

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Anirban DasGupta writes: I thought it would be revealing and entertaining to look at the recently concluded US midterm election results and make some conclusions. Who is voting Republican? What is, really, the Republican base? And what about the Democrats? Are the bases entirely disjoint? Is the base more scattered…

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