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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan

Synopsis: Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. 257 more words

General Science

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading 11/7/16

Well, Australia still doesn’t have an official Prime Minister after a week of counting! Maybe this week. Maybe Australia will also look at electronic voting in the future so things move a bit faster next time. 249 more words

Mailbox Monday

Review: Naked Economics (Wheelan)

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science  |  Charles Wheelan  |  Nonfiction, Economics  |  2003

In 2008 I took a senior economics class in my final year of highschool.  368 more words

Book Review

The Income of the Average Indian is Significantly Lower Than the Average Income of India

The speeches made by the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) governor, Raghuram Rajan, are always a pleasure to read. In his latest speech made on April 20, 2016, Rajan said: “ 1,073 more words

Equitymaster

What Happens When Bill Gates Walks Into a Bar

The mathematician John Allen Paulos in his book Beyond Numeracy writes: “The fourth-grader notes that half the adults in the world are men and half are women and concludes therefrom that the average adult has one breast and one testicle.” 663 more words

Bangalore Mirror

Of salary increments and percentage tricks

It is that time of the year when the annual salary increments are due. While one looked forward to the increments between 2002 and 2008, since the start of the financial crisis in September 2008, the annual salary increment has been slow and steady. 652 more words

Bangalore Mirror

MONEY LESSONS FROM A TORN NOTE

Over the last two months I have been carrying a slightly torn one hundred rupee note in my pocket. Nobody wants to accept it.

The note is slightly torn on the upper left hand side but the serial number is still visible. 656 more words

Bangalore Mirror