One of the perks of being an Information Management blogger is that I'm often invited to review a book or attend a seminar/conference gratis, the quid pro quo being that I write an article on my reactions. Ok, truth be told, I'm able to ask for a gratis conference or book in exchange for a blog as a consequence of my IM affiliation.

I was recently the beneficiary of a copy Regression Modeling Strategies Second Edition, a holiday gift from author Frank Harrell, professor and head of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University. I'd written flatteringly of the first edition of RMS seven years ago and had posted an interview with Frank in the same time period. I'd anticipated V2 since a correspondence with Frank last summer.

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