Numbers Rule Your World: The Hidden Influence of Probabilities and Statistics on Everything You Do

Numbers Rule Your World: The Hidden Influence of Probabilities and Statistics on Everything You Do

Kaiser Fung

WHAT ARE the chances you will WIN THE LOTTERY?

How lengthy will your children wait in line at Disney international?

Who makes a decision that “standardized assessments” are reasonable?

Why do road engineers construct slow-moving ramps?

What does it suggest, statistically, to be an “Average Joe”?

within the renowned culture of eye-opening bestsellers like Freakonomics, The Tipping aspect, and great Crunchers, this interesting publication from popular statistician and blogger Kaiser Fung takes you contained in the hidden international of proof and figures that have an effect on you each day, in each method.

These are the information that rule your existence, your activity, your go back and forth, your holiday, your meals, your future health, your funds, and your good fortune. this is often how engineers calculate your caliber of dwelling, how firms be sure your wishes, and the way politicians estimate your reviews. those are the numbers you by no means imagine about-even even though they play an important function in each point of your existence.

What you research might shock you, amuse you, or maybe enrage you. yet there is something you will not be capable of deny: Numbers Rule Your World…

"An effortless learn with an important benefit."
―Fareed Zakaria, CNN

"For those that have anxiousness approximately how association data-mining is impacting their global, Kaiser Fung pulls again the curtain to bare the nice and the undesirable of predictive analytics."
―Ian Ayres,Yale professor and writer of Super Crunchers: Why pondering by way of Numbers is the recent option to Be Smart

"A publication that engages us with tales journalist might write, the compelling tales in the back of the tales as illuminated through the numbers, and the dynamics that the numbers reveal."
―John Sall, government vp, SAS Institute

"Little did i think, while I picked up Kaiser Fung's e-book, that i might develop into so entranced by way of it - an illuminating and available exploration of the ability of statistical research for these people who've no earlier education in a box that he explores so ably."
―Peter Clarke, writer of Keynes: the increase, Fall, and go back of the twentieth Century's so much Influential Economist

"A great e-book. . . . so that you can know how to exploit records, how you can imagine with numbers and but to do that with no getting misplaced in equations, if you have been trying to find the e-book to release the door to logical brooding about difficulties, good, you'll be happy to understand that you're retaining that e-book on your hands."
―Daniel Finkelstein, govt Editor, The instances of London

"I completely loved this available publication and enthusiastically suggest it to someone seeking to comprehend and enjoy the position of statistics and knowledge research in fixing difficulties and in making a larger world."
―Michael Sherman, Texas A&M collage, American Statistician

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