Spurious Correlations

Spurious Correlations

Book - 2015
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"Military intelligence analyst and Harvard Law student Tyler Vigen illustrates the golden rule that "correlation does not equal causation" through hilarious graphs inspired by his viral website. Is there a correlation between Nick Cage films and swimming pool accidents? What about beef consumption and people getting struck by lightning? Absolutely not. But that hasn't stopped millions of people from going to tylervigen.com and asking, "Wait, what?" Vigen has designed software that scours enormous data sets to find unlikely statistical correlations. He began pulling the funniest ones for his website and has since gained millions of views, hundreds of thousands of likes, and tons of media coverage. Subversive and clever, Spurious Correlations is geek humor at its finest, nailing our obsession with data and conspiracy theory"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316339438
0316339431
9780316339452
0316339458
Branch Call Number: 818.602 V673s 2015
Characteristics: xv, 189 pages ; 15 x 20 cm

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