The Signal and the Noise : Why Most Predictions Fail--But Some Don't (Hardcover) - Silver, Nate

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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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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781594204111
SKU 229849246
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 159420411X
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.25T
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"Mr. Silver's breezy style makes even the most difficult statistical material accessible. What is more, his arguments and examples are painstakingly researched--the book has 56 pages of densely printed footnotes."
"Balancing technical detail and thoughtful analysis with fluid prose, statistician Silver picks apart the many ways in which predictions in various fields have been flawed, while suggesting approaches that could improve the practice."
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Editors Note The founder of FiveThirtyEight.com challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how readers can distinguish true signals from hype, in a report that also reveals the sources and societal costs of wrongful predictions.
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