The flowchart – a scientist’s best friend

Don’t  leave Earth  do complex data analysis without it, Douglas Adams would have said.

Some of my friends who are not in academia often ask me how scientists keep track of all the steps involved in a complex analysis. The answer: We use helper tools like anyone else. Below is a flowchart that I created today to visualize input and output of a multi-step analysis.

Flowchart of a posterior predictive simulation

Flowchart of a posterior predictive simulation

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