Last 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.
Spurious Correlations, the book
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How Many Kids We Have and When We Have Them
Many parents stop at two kids. Most are done by three. Still, everyone has their own timelines. Here are 1,000 of them.
What That Election Probability Means
You’re going to see probability values mentioned a lot these next few months. Many people will misinterpret. But not you.
Data, R, and a 3-D Printer
We almost always look at data through a screen. It’s quick and good for exploration. So is there value in making data physical? I played around with a 3-D printer to find out.