# Recent Posts

# Analytx site moved to Hugo

Looking at my web logs and getting scared into regular updating WordPress and its modules and its back-end database has convinced me that I do not need all that complexity for a handful of posts per year. Despite the excellent feedback I have received (sadly, mostly from WordPress comment spammers), I decided to simplify and move this small site to the static site generator Hugo that I use for my other sites.

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# Monty Hall problem - a small simulation in R

The Monty Hall problem is an interesting example for how much intuition can mislead us in some statistical contexts. Even more disturbing though is, for how long we are prepared to debate and defend an expected result before actually checking our initial guesses using a simple Monte Carlo simulation.
Here is simple simulation implementation the Monty Hall game show problem:
In the TV show “Let’s Make a Deal” the host Monty Hall would offer to game participant the choice of three doors.

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# Slides and blog posts with R and emacs org-mode

Preparing a larger number of slides with `R`

code and plots can be a bit
tedious with standard desktop presentation software like powerpoint or keynote.
The manual effort to change the example code, run the analysis and then cut and
paste updated graphs, tables and code is high. Sooner or later one is bound to
create inconsistencies between code and expected results or even syntax errors