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Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics  Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 07 January 2013
  • ISBN : 0393089827
  • Pages : 302 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 9 ratings
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“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.


Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 07 January 2013
GET THIS BOOKNaked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is


Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 13 January 2014
GET THIS BOOKNaked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is



Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated)

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated)
  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 19 April 2010
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"Clear, concise, informative, witty and, believe it or not, entertaining." —Chicago Tribune Finally! A book about economics that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions


Naked Money

Naked Money
  • Author : Charles J. Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 26 February 2021
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"The best-selling author of Naked Statistics and Naked Economics explores the colorful world of money and banking to answer such questions as how money creation is used to counter financial crises, why the shared European currency has caused so much trouble and how Bitcoin will impact the future, "--NoveList.


Bayesian Methods for Hackers

Bayesian Methods for Hackers
  • Author : Cameron Davidson-Pilon
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Release : 30 September 2015
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Master Bayesian Inference through Practical Examples and Computation–Without Advanced Mathematical Analysis Bayesian methods of inference are deeply natural and extremely powerful. However, most discussions of Bayesian inference rely on intensely complex mathematical analyses and artificial examples, making it inaccessible to anyone without a strong mathematical background. Now, though, Cameron Davidson-Pilon introduces Bayesian inference from a computational perspective, bridging theory to practice–freeing you to get results using computing power. Bayesian Methods for Hackers illuminates Bayesian inference through probabilistic programming




Fault Lines

Fault Lines
  • Author : Raghuram G. Rajan
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 08 August 2011
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From an economist who warned of the global financial crisis, a new warning about the continuing peril to the world economy Raghuram Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, it's tempting to blame what happened on just a few greedy bankers who took irrational risks and left the rest of us to foot the bill. In Fault Lines, Rajan argues that serious flaws


Data Visualization

Data Visualization
  • Author : Kieran Healy
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 18 December 2018
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An accessible primer on how to create effective graphics from data This book provides students and researchers a hands-on introduction to the principles and practice of data visualization. It explains what makes some graphs succeed while others fail, how to make high-quality figures from data using powerful and reproducible methods, and how to think about data visualization in an honest and effective way. Data Visualization builds the reader’s expertise in ggplot2, a versatile visualization library for the R programming



The Art of Statistics

The Art of Statistics
  • Author : David Spiegelhalter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 28 March 2019
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'This marvellous book will transform your relationship with the numbers that swirl all around us' TIM HARFORD, author of The Undercover Economist Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever. In


The Rationing: A Novel

The Rationing: A Novel
  • Author : Charles Wheelan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 21 May 2019
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Political backstabbing, rank hypocrisy, and dastardly deception reign in this delightfully entertaining political satire, sure to lift one’s spirits far above the national stage. America is in trouble—at the mercy of a puzzling pathogen. That ordinarily wouldn’t lead to catastrophe, thanks to modern medicine, but there’s just one problem: the government supply of Dormigen, the silver bullet of pharmaceuticals, has been depleted just as demand begins to spike. Set in the near future, The Rationing centers


Statistics II for Dummies

Statistics II for Dummies
  • Author : Deborah J. Rumsey
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 31 August 2009
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The ideal supplement and study guide for students preparing for advanced statistics Packed with fresh and practical examples appropriate for a range of degree-seeking students, Statistics II For Dummies helps any reader succeed in an upper-level statistics course. It picks up with data analysis where Statistics For Dummies left off, featuring new and updated examples, real-world applications, and test-taking strategies for success. This easy-to-understand guide covers such key topics as sorting and testing models, using regression to make predictions, performing