The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You (English Edition) por Scott E. Page

The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You (English Edition) por Scott E. Page

Titulo del libro : The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You (English Edition)
Fecha de lanzamiento : November 27, 2018
Autor : Scott E. Page
Número de páginas : 398
Editor : Basic Books

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How anyone can become a data ninja

From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In The Model Thinker, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models--from linear regression to random walks and far beyond--that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm," which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. The Model Thinker provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.