By Kaiser Fung
WHAT ARE the percentages YOU'LL WIN THE LOTTERY?
How lengthy will your children wait in line at Disney international?
Who makes a decision that “standardized tests” are reasonable?
Why do road 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 element, and great Crunchers, this interesting publication from popular statistician and blogger Kaiser Fung takes you contained in the hidden international of proof and figures that impact you each day, in each means.
These are the information that rule your existence, your task, your travel, your holiday, your nutrition, your health and wellbeing, your cash, and your good fortune. this can be how engineers calculate your caliber of residing, how agencies ascertain your wishes, and the way politicians estimate your evaluations. those are the numbers you by no means imagine about-even although they play an important function in each point of your lifestyles.
What you study may possibly shock you, amuse you, or perhaps enrage you. yet there's something you won't be capable of deny: Numbers Rule Your World…
"An effortless learn with a massive benefit."
--Fareed Zakaria, CNN
"For those that have anxiousness approximately how association data-mining is impacting their international, Kaiser Fung pulls again the curtain to bare the great and the undesirable of predictive analytics."
--Ian Ayres,Yale professor and writer of Super Crunchers: Why considering via Numbers is the recent strategy to Be Smart
"A e-book that engages us with tales journalist might write, the compelling tales at the back of the tales as illuminated by means of the numbers, and the dynamics that the numbers reveal."
--John Sall, govt vp, SAS Institute
"Little did i think, while I picked up Kaiser Fung's ebook, that i might turn into so entranced via it - an illuminating and available exploration of the ability of statistical research for these people who've no earlier education in a box that he explores so ably."
--Peter Clarke, writer of Keynes: the increase, Fall, and go back of the 20 th Century's so much Influential Economist