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==Statistic of last year==
 
==Statistic of last year==
 
[http://probabilityandlaw.blogspot.com/2018/01/on-lawnmowers-and-terrorists-again.html ]
 
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==Voting maps==
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[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/us/politics/gerrymandering-math.html A case for math, not ‘gobbledygook,’ in judging partisan voting maps]<br>
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by Adam Liptak, ''New York Times'', 15 January 2018
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[https://www.propublica.org/article/supreme-court-errors-are-not-hard-to-find It’s a fact: Supreme Court errors aren’t hard to find] (ProPublica, 17 Oct 2017)
  
 
==Matching shirts!==
 
==Matching shirts!==

Revision as of 14:30, 26 July 2018

Quotations

“The court will not rely on extrapolated numbers from tiny samples sizes and otherwise flawed data.”

-- Judge Julie A. Robinson, quoted in: A crusader against voter fraud fails to prove his case, New York Times, 19 June 2018

Forsooth

Statistic of last year

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Voting maps

A case for math, not ‘gobbledygook,’ in judging partisan voting maps
by Adam Liptak, New York Times, 15 January 2018

It’s a fact: Supreme Court errors aren’t hard to find (ProPublica, 17 Oct 2017)

Matching shirts!

Leading probability researchers confounded by three coworkers wearing same shirt color on same day
The Onion, 18 January 2018

A lovely spoof on coincidence stories. We read the following breathless quote from "researchers":

We at least have models for something like two people coming to work wearing the same shoes or both getting a haircut the day before, but this is the equivalent of lightning striking in the same place hundreds of times in a row. We’re going to have to go back to the drawing board on probability analysis entirely.

Football decision theory

Force overtime? Or go for the win?
by Jesse Walker, Jane L. Risen, Thomas Gilovich and Richard Thaler , New York Times, 27 February 2018

Interpreting exit polls

The 2016 exit polls led us to misinterpret the 2016 election
by Thomas Edsall, New York Times, 29 March 2018

Hurricane Maria death tolls

Why are the death tolls in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria so different?
by Sheri Fink, New York Times, 2 June 2018

Mediterranean diet controversy

That huge Mediterranean diet study was flawed. But was it wrong?
by Gina Kolata, New York Times, 13 June 2018