Super Crunchers

Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart

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| 6 total contributions of which 6 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Why would a casino try and stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if a statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted? Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might neve ...Continua
Wrote 2/4/19

The book was published in 2007. So when I read it in 2019 it was undoubtedly outdated. That said, the logic behind remains intact. It would be great if there is an updated revision.

Promo for Statistics 101, with interesting real-life examples. Those who claim to have no mathematical mind cannot find any excuses avoiding numbers. Still, nothing should be put to extremes. Higher mortality when surgeons with unclean hands may prom...Continua

Very interesting but also... scary. Hope all these nice thingies will be used just for good... power of science.

Wrote 5/29/09

one of those single idea books; too much examples too little content

Victor B
Wrote 12/26/08
Super Crunchers is a fascinating look at how statistical methods can be applied to problems in business, medicine, education, and more. The author, Ian Ayres, is to be commended on his presentation of technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manne...Continua

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