# uncertainty

• ### Needle of uncertainty

The Upshot has used a needle to show shifts in their live election…

• ## Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

January 8 2018  |  Guides  |  Tags:

Data is an abstraction, and it's impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.

• ### Trolling the uncertainty dial

June 27 2017  |  Statistics  |  Tags:

During the election last year, The New York Times ran an uncertainty dial…

• ### Showing uncertainty during the live election forecast

During the election, The New York Times showed a live gauge to show…

• ### Statistics lesson on polling

Nate Cohn for the Upshot provides a statistics lesson in the context of…

• ## Income Increased

But not every group's median income increased by the same amount.

• ### Simulation shows why polls don’t always match future results

With election season in full swing, as far as the news is concerned…

• ### Super Tuesday simulation to show uncertainty

As we know, there are various outcomes during election season, with uncertainty in…

• ### Wind prediction and potential power

As we use up current energy resources, it grows more important to look…

• ### An uncertain spreadsheet for estimates

A lot of data you get are estimates with uncertainty attached. Plus or…

• ### Lessons in statistical significance, uncertainty, and their role in science

Science is hard. Statistics is hard. Proving cause and effect is hard.

• ### Criminal sentencing and a stat lesson on probabilities and uncertainty

Pennsylvania is considering the use of risk assessment — the chances that someone…

• ### Prostitution, GDP, and £1.7 billion due

David Spiegelhalter, professor of public understanding of risk, does some back-of-the-napkin math to…

• ### How well we don’t understand probability

All Things Considered on NPR ran a fine series on how we interpret…

• ### Uncertain cartographies

December 11 2013  |  Maps  |  Tags:

Most people know the layout of their neighborhoods and some are good with…

• ### Visualizing uncertainty still unsolved problem

Vivien Marx in Nature Methods: Data from an experiment may appear rock solid.…