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Excel autocorrect errors still plague genetic research, raising concerns over scientific rigour - Hot off the press

Guest Author Aug 27, 2021

Mark Ziemann, Deakin University and Mandhri Abeysooriya, Deakin University   Autocorrection, or predictive text, is a common feature of many modern tech tools, from internet searches to messaging apps and word processors. Autocorrection can be a blessing, but when the algorithm makes mistakes it can change the message in dramatic and sometimes hilarious ways. Our research shows autocorrect errors, particularly … Read More

The source of the world’s ills - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Apr 17, 2013

A colleague, a fellow economist and Lincoln grad, has this morning sent through an article by Dean Baker (also an economist but not a Lincoln grad). He points to a fascinating dispute: The basic [Reinhart and Rogoff (R&R)] story was simply the result of them getting their own numbers wrong. After being unable to reproduce […] … Read More