The above title was the title of my talk this evening at our Bay Area R Users Group. I had been asked to talk about my new book, and I presented four of the myths that are dispelled in the book.
Hadley also gave an interesting talk, “An introduction to tidy evaluation,” involving some library functions that are aimed at writing clearer, more readable R. The talk came complete with audience participation, very engaging and informative.
The venue was GRAIL, a highly-impressive startup. We will be hearing a lot more about this company, I am sure.
5 thoughts on “Regression Analysis — What You Should’ve Been Taught But Weren’t, and Were Taught But Shouldn’t Have Been”
Really Norm? typo in book title on Slide 3 ??
Yes, noticed it during the talk.
I noticed from your slide deck that the FDA is now recommending against transformations–could you post a source for that? Would love to help prompt some colleagues away from knee jerk log transforms!
Not new at all. Quoted in “The Log Transformation Is Special,” Oliver Keane, Stat. in Medicine, 1995, 811-819. See
When I gave the talk and got to this slide, I said to the audience, “I wonder if anyone at the FDA is aware of this.” 🙂
link is missing a “d” for “doi” in case anyway ielse is looking for it, the following link works: