By Kaiser Fung
WHAT ARE the percentages you are going to WIN THE LOTTERY?
How lengthy will your children wait in line at Disney global?
Who makes a decision that “standardized assessments” are reasonable?
Why do street engineers construct slow-moving ramps?
What does it suggest, statistically, to be an “Average Joe”?
NUMBERS RULE YOUR WORLD
within the well known culture of eye-opening bestsellers like Freakonomics, The Tipping aspect, and large Crunchers, this attention-grabbing 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 means.
These are the information that rule your existence, your task, your shuttle, your holiday, your meals, your wellbeing and fitness, your funds, and your good fortune. this is often how engineers calculate your caliber of dwelling, how businesses ensure your wishes, and the way politicians estimate your evaluations. those are the numbers you by no means imagine about-even although they play a vital position in each element of your existence.
What you study may perhaps shock you, amuse you, or maybe enrage you. yet there is something you will not be ready to deny: Numbers Rule Your World…
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―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 considering by means of Numbers is the recent method to Be Smart
"A e-book that engages us with tales journalist could write, the compelling tales in the back of the tales as illuminated by means of the numbers, and the dynamics that the numbers reveal."
―John Sall, govt vice chairman, SAS Institute
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―Peter Clarke, writer of Keynes: the increase, Fall, and go back of the 20 th Century's such a lot Influential Economist
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―Daniel Finkelstein, government Editor, The occasions of London
"I completely loved this obtainable e-book and enthusiastically suggest it to someone trying to comprehend and take pleasure in the position of records and information research in fixing difficulties and in making a greater world."
―Michael Sherman, Texas A&M college, American Statistician