Rich Data, Poor Data

Steve Simon


Figure 1. First page of magazine article

Nate Silver emphasizes an important point about when statistical models can really shine: when there is a rich source of data and lots of opportunities to test the predictive power of your models. This is why baseball statistics provide such a great platform for teaching modelling techniques.

Silver N (2015) Rick Data, Poor Data. ESPN. The Magazine (February 22). Available in html format.

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