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The signal and the noise [electronic resource] : Why Most Predictions Fail - But Some Don't. Nate Silver.

Silver, Nate. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781101595954 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: "Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century." —Rachel Maddow, author of Drift Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation's most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : The Penguin Press, 2012. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6693 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
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Genre: Electronic books.

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