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Taxis, Ubers, and Subways

Nate Silver published an interesting post on Taxis, Ubers, and Subways this past week. This graphic is from that post: What you can see from this graphic is that most New Yorkers don’t use taxis or Uber. They use the subway, and to a lesser extent buses. This is from Nate’s post: How big is […]

Nate Silver on Common Big Data Problems

by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote for Network World, “when data gets big, big problems can arise. That’s the message from Nate Silver, who works with data a lot. Silver is the founder of data-driven journalism site FiveThirtyEight...Show More Summary

The World’s Greatest Troll

Nate Silver: “What’s interesting is how Trump seemed to go out of his way after the debate to ensure that he’d remain the center of attention, with his tirade against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly (a feud that he’s since [...]

Masters in Business: Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com

This week we have a special statistical election edition of Masters in Business radio podcast, speaking with Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com. Silver received his Bachelors in Economics in 2000 from University of Chicago, and is the author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t. Show More Summary

MiB: Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com

This week we have a special statistical election edition of Masters in Business radio podcast, speaking with Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com. Silver received his Bachelors in Economics in 2000 from University of Chicago. He is the author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t. Show More Summary

HRC About Where You Should Have Expected Her to Be

At FiveThirtyEight today Nate Silver conducts a comprehensive analysis of Hillary Clinton's presidential standing, and admits he cannot tell if the "email scandal" is the source of her slow but...

Hillary Clinton Is Still Nearly Inevitable

Nate Silver: “Personally, I give Clinton about an 85 percent chance of becoming the Democratic nominee. (The general election is a whole different story.) That’s a pinch higher than betting markets, which put her chances at 75 to 80 percent.” [...]

The Missing Links: J. Edgar Hoover's FBI File on George Carlin

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Take a look inside the FBI file kept on comedian George Carlin. Still can't beat your friends in fantasy football? If not, IBM’s amazing Watson computer might be able to help you finally win. Number wizard Nate Silver of Five Thirty...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Ignore Trump’s Lead in the Polls

Nate Silver says the “election” recent polls describe is hypothetical in at least five ways: They contemplate a vote today, but we’re currently 174 days from the Iowa caucuses. They contemplate a national primary, but states vote one at a [...]

Why Trump Can’t Win a Fight with Fox News

Nate Silver: “Donald Trump is a master at playing off the public’s distrust for the news media, portraying every negative story as a needless distraction from his quest to ‘Make America Great Again.’ You’d think this strategy would become tiresome, [...]

Is Trump Done? No.

Over the weekend, we've seen a growing consensus that Donald Trump has finally done it: gone too far and killed his rising campaign for the Republican nomination. Ezra Klein and Nate Silver argue that Trump has finally picked a fight...Show More Summary

Polls Nearly Match Media Coverage of Each Candidate

Nate Silver: “There’s a near-perfect correlation, in fact between how much news coverage a candidate has received and where they rank in recent national polls… The causality here is murky. Do candidates receive more news coverage because they’re polling well? [...]

The Data

Nate Silver wrote the definitive story on Donald Trump and nobody knows it. That’s right, America’s favorite statistician, the diviner of data, the man who makes sense out of chaos, analyzed the polls and found out that while Trump had the highest rating, his unfavorables were through the roof. In other words, only a small...Read More

Important Insights for Marketing Impact: Part 1

Ever since super-smart statistician Nate Silver brought presidential campaign data to the headlines in 2012, we’ve become a metrics-obsessed nation. That’s changed the life of most marketers I know, who have been asked (pressured in some cases) to harvest more and more data. This laser focus on data parallels the growth of nonprofits’ use of […]

The Data

Nate Silver wrote the definitive story on Donald Trump and nobody knows it. That’s right, America’s favorite statistician, the diviner of data, the man who makes sense out of chaos, analyzed the polls and found out that while Trump had the highest rating, his unfavorables were through the roof. In other words, only a small […] The post The Data appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.

Trump Leads the Polls But Isn’t Very Popular

Nate Silver: “Despite what you may have read elsewhere — or heard from the man himself — Donald Trump is not all that popular with Republican voters. Sure, he’s in first place in many polls. But Trump is near the [...]

Why Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog is wrong about teacher evaluation

FiveThirtyEight is a blog created by Nate Silver, a famous statistician who developed a system for forecasting player performance in Major League Baseball and accurately predicted the winner of 49 out of 50 states in the 2008 presidential election. A few years ago, he was asked during an online Q & A session at Reddit […]

Nate Silver Slams Vox For Aggregating Bill Cosby Story

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The feud between stats guru Nate Silver and Vox.com continues. On Sunday, Vox writer German Lopez published an aggregated post about New York magazine’s Bill Cosby exposé -- a stunning photo essay recounting the stories of 35 women who...Show More Summary

With Jason Whitlock out of the way ESPN is going all out for The Undefeated

Two of the three high-profile ESPN vanity sites have uncertain futures – Grantland and The Undefeated.  While Nate Silver still mans the 538 masthead, Grantland and The Undefeated are facing significant questions about their longterm leadership. Show More Summary

Nate Silver Takes Shot at Vox for Aggregating NYMag’s Cosby Story

last monthNews : Mediaite

New York released the bold and unavoidable cover last night, quickly capturing the attention of the Twittersphere. Vox had it aggregated before long, which to some was a gaudy condensation of months of work into quick clickbait.

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