Posts from September 2022

Big list of medical abbreviations
Just a big list of medical abbreviations. Note:
 These abbreviations are based on Australian (and specifically Victorian) usage. Some abbreviations have other meanings elsewhere (e.g. BSL for British Sign Language).
 The inclusion of a abbreviation here does not imply it is recommended to be used.

Custom fonts in KaTeX
KaTeX is a webbased mathematics typesetting library, similar to the erstwhile untouchable MathJax. Unfortunately, out of the box, KaTeX only supports one font, its default Computer Modernbased font, and does not have builtin functionality for customising this. Thankfully, it is not difficult to achieve… »

The urea:creatinine ratio in SI units
It is said that a high urea:creatinine ratio is an indicator of a prerenal cause of acute kidney injury [1]. This is usually discussed in United States units, where urea is measured as blood urea nitrogen (BUN) in mg/dL, and creatinine in mg/dL. The… »

On the credible probability of confidence intervals
Confidence intervals are commonly misinterpreted by consumers of statistics. Hoekstra et al. [1] presented 120 psychology researchers and 442 students with ‘a fictitious scenario of a professor who conducts an experiment and reports a 95% CI for the mean that ranges from 0.1 to… »

Quasilikelihood gamma regression in statsmodels for zeroes in observations
Generalised linear models with a gamma distribution and log link are frequently used to model nonnegative rightskewed continuous data, such as costs [1].
For example, in statsmodels:
… »import numpy as np import pandas as pd from scipy import stats import statsmodels.api as sm #