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The Obese Political Machine

Seeing as the midterm elections are tomorrow, and since Nate Silver’s notoriety stems, at least in part, due to his ability to predict elections, I feel like I wold be doing the statistic gods a disservice by not talking a … Continue reading

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An Unpredictable Part

As I clicked around the web, looking for data and predictions surrounding the world series currently underway, I found some interesting angles about analyzing data that I had not previously thought about. An article on fivethirtyeight.com (link below) discusses how … Continue reading

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The Relativity of Perception

My favorite chapter in Nate Silver’s “The Signal and the Noise” thus far is definitely the chapter on weather forecasting. In this chapter, Silver discusses how over the last 25 years, we have become much better at predicting the weather. … Continue reading

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