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The signal and the noise : the art and science of prediction

Author: Nate Silver
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
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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. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nate Silver
ISBN: 9781594204111 159420411X 9781594204111 159420411X 9781846147739 1846147735 9781846147524 1846147522
OCLC Number: 973506595
Description: 534 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A Catastrophic failure of prediction --
Are you smarter than a television pundit? --
All I care about is W's and L's --
For years you've been telling us that rain is green --
Desperately seeking signal --
How to drown in three feet of water --
Role models --
Less and less and less wrong --
Rage against the machines --
The poker bubble --
If you can't beat 'em ... --
A climate of healthy skepticism --
What you don't know can hurt you.
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Every time we choose a route to work, decide whether to go on a second date, or set aside money for a rainy day, we are making a prediction about the future. In this book, the author explores the art  Read more...

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Outstanding... fun to read... Silver has produced a signal that is a pleasure to follow -- Tim Harford Financial Times Engagingly written... wholly satisfying... one of the more momentous books of Read more...

 
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