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I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.
The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.
I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard …
There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.