Feb 7, 2015
Playing against a mixed strategy in class
This post if very late but I have been very busy with some really exciting things. I will describe some of the data gathered in class when we played against a random strategy played by a computer. I have recently helped organise a conference in Namibia teaching Python. It was a tremendous experience and I will write a post about that soon....
Jan 29, 2015
Recreating golden balls in class
Here is a blog post that mirrors this post from last year. I will describe the attempt at playing Golden Balls in class....
Jan 26, 2015
Introducing Game Theory to my class
Here is a blog post that mirrors this post from last year....
Jan 16, 2015
On a paper about conscientiousness
After hearing about it on TWIS I spent some time reading Other-rated personality and academic performance: Evidence and implications by Poropat. This paper is a meta analysis of various works and (TLDR): indicates that ‘intelligence’ is not as good an indicator of academic performance as is ‘conscientiousness’ (my loose interpretation of this is: ‘willingness to work hard’) and ‘openness’ (my loose interpretation of this is: ‘curiosity and interest in a subject’)....
Jan 7, 2015
My Otis King Calculator
I was given a very cool present this Christmas period by my in laws (Check out Rachel’s fitness blog here and also this pretty incredible photo of Bryn in Antartica here). It’s an old school Otis King calulator which based on wikipedia was made sometime between 1922 and 1972....