Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy World Statistics Day!

Catherine Rampell:

In honor of the holiday, here are a few good reads on fun with numbers, probabilities and uncertainty:

  1. The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives,” by Leonard Mlodinow
  2. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets,” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  3. How to Lie with Statistics,” by Darrell Huff
  4. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk,” by Peter L. Bernstein
  5. The online statistics portal from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  6. Calculated Risk, a blog on daily economic indicators and other interesting data releases
  7. Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science, a blog by Andrew Gelman, a statistics and political science professor at Columbia
  8. FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver’s New York Times blog on political statistics and modeling
  9. Carl Bialik, The Wall Street Journal’s “Numbers Guy
  10. Flowing Data, links to interesting data visualizations from around the Web
  11. This xkcd cartoon

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