My now-yearly update to Anthropomotron should be rolling out on iOS, Android, and this website today! I spent a few weeks here and there getting the app updated for iOS9. While I was staring at the code, I added two new sources of stature estimation formulae from adult limb bone… Read more“Anthropomotron 2.1.1 is Out!”
I Solve Puzzles in My Spare Time
The Robbins and colleagues paper (2010) has an extremely detailed description of the intended use of their mass estimation formulae. One particular note became an unexpected challenge when I was adding their method to Anthropomotron. There are different formulae to use depending on the estimated age of the individual. Each… Read more“I Solve Puzzles in My Spare Time”
Statistical Trick of the Day
Did you know that you can combine two standard deviations? If the sample sizes of the two groups are equal, you don’t even need them! Just square the standard deviations to get variances, average them, and take the square root to turn the value back into an SD. If sample… Read more“Statistical Trick of the Day”
Introducing Data Compare-o-Matic!
Chantastisoft is proud to present a second piece of software geared toward making scientific research easier. Introducing Data Compare-o-Matic! As part of my work at the School of Nursing, I was asked to find easy-to-use software for conducting comparison of double-entered data. This method of data entry has two people… Read more“Introducing Data Compare-o-Matic!”
The Lost Tomb of Jesus documentary that the Discover Channel aired then subsequently countered and suppressed had one upside for archaeology: the popularization of the term “archaeoporn” to describe the documentary. It was actually said on a panel discussion that aired after the actual show. While this new and exciting… Read more“Archaeoporn!”