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* Should Silver stop trying to predict sporting events and just stick to politics? Update your priors here and especially here.
1. “If people are so inclined to see the world through their tunnel vision, why suppose they are able/willing to be explicit about their biases?” 2. “If priors are to represent biases, shouldn’t they be kept separate from the data … Continue reading
The new FiveThirtyEight website, which launched last Monday (17 March 2014), purports to offer data journalism in a wide variety of fields, not just politics (the original focus of the original FiveThirtyEight website), but also economics, science, sports, and (our favorite) “life”. … Continue reading
Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis, professors at NYU, wrote up this critique of Nate Silver’s best-selling book The Signal and the Noise for The New Yorker magazine several months ago. prior probability finally got around to reading their critique and is … Continue reading
Farewell New York Times … Nate Silver is joining ESPN. Here is Margaret Sullivan, the Times’s “public editor” (whatever that means), contrasting Silver’s approach to politics to that of regular or mainstream journalism: “His entire probability-based way of looking at … Continue reading