Trust in Excel or R

Trustworthiness David Spiegelhalter has written in several places about trust in algorithms e.g. Harvard Data Science Review, Should We Trust Algorithms?, David Spiegelhalter, Jan 31, 2020, DOI: 10.1162/99608f92.cb91a35a. The general idea is that we shouldn’t think just about trust in algorithms but also trustworthiness. He provides a checklist of questions he would like to ask:Continue reading “Trust in Excel or R”

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Cost-effectiveness acceptability SURFACE

Listening to a recent talk I realised that there doesn’t seem to be common name for something commonly used in health economic evaluation. There are the staple plots which everyone will recognise: the cost-effectiveness plane and the cost-effectiveness acceptability curve (CEAC). The CEAC gives the probability of being cost-effective for different willingness to pay thresholds.Continue reading “Cost-effectiveness acceptability SURFACE”

jagsAddIn: an RStudio AddIn

I have been aware of the RStudio AddIns for a while now but never really saw the usefulness in them (see here https://rstudio.github.io/rstudioaddins/). To me the benefit of using RStudio is so coding in R is more fun and including more menus and clicking and taking away from the keyboard seemed like a step backwards.Continue reading “jagsAddIn: an RStudio AddIn”