‘Probability and Statistics’ Category

  1. And you’re calling it “risk analysis”?


    February 4, 2018 by AK

    Roger Cohen has detected and denounced the eternal crypto-Nazism of the Trumpians with such integrity and equipoise that I’m starting to worry for his eyesight. Towards the end of Cohen’s diatribe, one finds this statistical observation: You would not guess from Trump’s words that a Cato Institute study of refugees admitted to the United States …
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  2. The Royal Society reinvents statistics


    January 21, 2018 by AK

    I read this post by Nassim Nicholas Taleb yesterday morning, checked out the links and still can’t quite believe my eyes. Last December, the Royal Statistical Society announced its first ever International Statistic of the Year, part of “a new initiative that celebrates how statistics can help us better understand the world around us.” The winning statistic …
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