ODA Sale Begins in January, 2020
Individual users will be able to obtain MegaODA and CTA software, and a PDF copy of Maximizing Predictive Accuracy, for $9.99. If interested, please see the Resources tab.
ODA LLC, the ODA eJournal, and User’s Personal Information
The ODA eJournal hosting service only records the number of individuals who read ODA articles by country, and the total number of reads/downloads by article across time. The ODA LLC transaction service uses the email address of the individuals who purchase ODA software to send the individuals a zipped file containing the software. ODA, LLC does NOT collect or sell ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION whatsoever.
Scientists In 180 Countries Reading Optimal Data Analysis
Optimal Data Analysis increases its dominance as the most widely-circulated scientific journal in the world. The new record total — 180 countries — are listed at the bottom of the About page.
Creators of ODA Celebrate 80 Person-Years of Full-Time Development (9/5/2019)
Today Paul Yarnold and Robert Soltysik celebrate 40 years of collaborative development of the ODA paradigm. Their collaboration began in 1979, while they were attending an outdoor presentation of Fiddler On The Roof.
“New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment.” [From address by Max Planck, the father of Quantum Mechanics, on the 25th anniversary of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft (January 1936), as quoted in Surviving the Swastika : Scientific Research in Nazi Germany (1993) ISBN 0-19-507010-0.]
“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” [Max Planck: Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie. Mit einem Bildnis und der von Max von Laue gehaltenen Traueransprache.Johann Ambrosius Barth Verlag (Leipzig 1948), p. 22, as translated in Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. F. Gaynor (New York, 1949), pp. 33–34 (as cited in T. S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions).]