New papers out! Admixture in the Americas

I forgot to post this blog post at the time of publication as I usually do. However, here it is. As explored in some previous posts, John Fuerst and I have spent about 1.25 years (!) producing a massive article: published version runs 119 pages; 25k words without the references; 159k characters incl. spaces. We…

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Web scraping with R using rvest & spatial autocorrelation

Scraping with R Although other languages are probably more suitable for web scraping (e.g. Python with Scrapy), R does have some scraping capabilities. Unsurprisingly, the ever awesome Hadley has written a great package for this: rvest. A simple tutorial and demonstration of it can be found here, which I the one I used. To do…

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Looking for commenters for our Admixture in the Americas target article

We will be submitting the Admixture in the Americas article (first part) to Mankind Quarterly as a target article. Therefore, we are looking for people to comment on it. We are looking for people with substantial knowledge regarding the question of ethnic/race and national differences in psychological traits, primarily cognitive ability, and socioeconomic outcomes. Especially…

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Admixture in the Americas: Introduction, partial correlations and IQ predictions based on ancestry

For those who have been living under a rock (i.e. not following my on Twitter), John Fuerst have been very good at compiling data from published research. Have a look at Human Varieties with the tag Admixture Mapping. He asked me to help him analyze it and write it up. I gladly obliged, you can…

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