Supercrunchers

How Anything Can Be Predicted

by | Publisher: John Murray
Average vote of 113
| 6 total contributions of which 6 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Companies used to rely on human experts and their years of experience to guide them. Now, cutting-edge organizations are mining the data and crunching numbers instead, to come up with more accurate, less biased predictions. As Freakonomics detailed, ...Continua
Waleswong
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 So when I read it in 2019 it was undoubtedly outdated.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.

Piet
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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