Spurious Correlations, the book

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Spurious Correlations the bookLast year Tyler Vigen put together a fun project that found strong correlation between random things, such as divorce rate and cheese consumption or honey production and political action committees. The continuously running script has found over 30,000 ridiculous correlations to date. Now it’s a book. It fits well in your hands as you go number two.

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