btbLondon

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 24% (9 of 37)
Location: London UK
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,926,152 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 37
The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of P&hellip by Nate Silver
There is much fascinating stuff here and making the case for Bayesian statistics is always welcome.

It is good when it is explaining why market traders are generously over-rewarded for following the herd and why it is not in their interest to implode the bubbles that wreck the economy (but not their salaries or bonuses it seems).

As a UK reader who is entirely unclear what a short stop is or what going over/under is on basketball the sports chapters were less clear than they might be. Silver's initial prediction seems to be that close to 100% of potential readers are American (and male and sports and gambling obsessed to boot) and has not done what he insists we should… Read more

Wish List