The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't

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"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.… (more)

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I found myself losing the signal for the noise. Fortunately, you will not be tested on whether you have properly grasped the signal, and even the noise makes for a good read.

"The Signal and the Noise" never quite reaches its potential or its author's. But there are moments when it sparkles — when Silver's intelligence, his knack for explaining complicated concepts to the layperson, come through, and we see again why he and his blog have had so much influence on the coverage of this election and 2008's.

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Publisher: The Penguin Press (September 27, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 6.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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