Evaluation Blogs

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Statistics & Math


GPUs in computational statistics

Mainly tips and tricks useful in the bloggers' everyday jobs, links to various pages, articles, seminars, and so forth.


A centralized feed for contributors who discuss R open source software for statisticians.

Statistical modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science:

Largely political science related but their Blogroll has a number of other blog references to look at.


A blog dedicated to news and information of interest to members of the R community.

Numbers Rule Your World:

Looking at statistics in the news through marketing, business and economics.

The Numbers Guy:

Examine the abuse of numbers in the news, business and politics at the Wall Street Journal.

Observational Epidemiology:

Comments, observations and thoughts from the front lines of applied statistics, higher education and epidemiology.

Five Thirty Eight:

The New York Times political data blog.

Blog about Stats:

Blogstats creates a network for dissemination professionals mainly of statistical institutions to share experiences, successes and failures, focus attention on (new) developments and stay informed in the vast domain of disseminating (statistical) information.

R-statistics blog:

Writing about statistics with R, and open source stuff (software, data, community).

Empirical Legal Studies:

The ELS blog aims to advance productive and interdisciplinary discourse among empirical legal scholars.

Stats Make Me Cry:

A place to share ideas and find answers to your statistics and data analysis questions.

Stats with Cats blog:

When you took statistics in school, your instructor gave you specially prepared data sets , told you what analyses to perform, and checked your work to be sure it was correct. Once you left the class, though, you were on your own. Stats With Cats can help you out.


Research should be fun and interesting, instead of a dreaded, tangle of numbers and charts that don’t make any sense.

The Analysis Factor:

On a mission to make quality applied statistical support accessible & affordable.

Sabermetric Research:

Sports stats, especially baseball.

Blogs at AnalyticBridge:

Scroll down to the "Blog Posts" section on the main page to read a broad number of perspectives from across the statistics and data analysis communities.

Mathematics & Statistics at Williams College:

Different opinions and ideas regarding math, education, research and more.

Byte Mining:

Thoughts on data mining, machine learning, programming languages, open-source software and general nerdery.

Data Visualization & Presentation


The R language as experienced by a web application/database developer


A stunning guide on visualization and how to approach real-world data.

information aesthetics:

This weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways.

Information is Beautiful

Visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words.

Junk Charts

Presenting bad charts and ways to improve them.

Peltier Tech

Using Excel and plug ins to produce better charts.


Effective Charts and Dashboards for Excel users
Eager Eyes

A place to reflect on the world of information visualization and visual communication of data.

General Evaluation Blogs


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Eval Central

The goal of Eval Central is to expand evaluator participation on the web.

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