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Spurious correlations

Auteur : Tyler Vigen
Éditeur: New York : Hachette Books, 2015.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Anglais : First editionVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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"Military intelligence analyst and Harvard Law student Tyler Vigen illustrates the golden rule that "correlation does not equal causation" through hilarious graphs inspired by his viral website. Is there a correlation between Nick Cage films and swimming pool accidents? What about beef consumption and people getting struck by lightning? Absolutely not. But that hasn't stopped millions of people from going to  Lire la suite...
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Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Tyler Vigen
ISBN: 9780316339438 0316339431 0316339458 9780316339452
Numéro OCLC: 890626156
Description: xv, 189 pages ; 15 x 20 cm
Contenu: Ingestibles --
Science 'n' shit --
Cultural curiosities --
Movers, shakers, moneymakers --
Famous folks.
Responsabilité: Tyler Vigen.

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"Military intelligence analyst and Harvard Law student Tyler Vigen illustrates the golden rule that "correlation does not equal causation" through hilarious graphs inspired by his viral website. Is there a correlation between Nick Cage films and swimming pool accidents? What about beef consumption and people getting struck by lightning? Absolutely not. But that hasn't stopped millions of people from going to tylervigen.com and asking, "Wait, what?" Vigen has designed software that scours enormous data sets to find unlikely statistical correlations. He began pulling the funniest ones for his website and has since gained millions of views, hundreds of thousands of likes, and tons of media coverage. Subversive and clever, Spurious Correlations is geek humor at its finest, nailing our obsession with data and conspiracy theory"--

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