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Book Review: 'The Signal And The Noise' by Nate Silver

“It is much easier after the event to sort the relevant from the irrelevant signals. After the event, of course, a signal is always crystal clear; we can now see what disaster it was signaling, since the disaster has occurred.

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The Signal and the Noise Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't

The Signal and the Noise

Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t

by Nate Silver

A must read for every Data Scientist wannabe. Nate – the man who predicted the US election in 2008 and 2012.

Data Science

I was right! -2

The various digressions I got into in my previous post on this thread has led me to write some more code to investigate another problem (mentioned briefly in earlier post) in more detail. 1,016 more words


I was right!

The idea for this post popped into my head through a series of connecting memories; IOW, I was doing something that triggered a memory and I quickly connected that to another idea/memory and then again. 4,146 more words


Silver’s Crystal Ball, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a weekly series I am doing, tracking the 2014 political predictions of polling guru Nate Silver. (This is a stand-alone essay, but it’s possible you may wish to look at… 810 more words


On finding an authentic mirror to look at ourselves

Some days we are capable of convincing ourselves of the wisdom of very stupid ideas.

I was reading an insightful book the other day called… 311 more words


Will Silver Be Correct Again In Election 2014

It’s two weeks until Election Day, and I’m curious whether statistician Nate Silver will be correct again this year? Silver runs the popular blog www.fivethirtyeight.com… 199 more words

Jim Maisano