Ben Orlin of Math With Bad Drawings explains the pitfalls of using summary statistics — mean, median, and mode — to make decisions in life. Aggregates like these are meant as wideout overviews. Look deeper for details.
Sketchy summary statistics
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Data Underload #6 – Bed Head
Your hair distribution in the morning, based on how you slept the previous night.
Commonness of Divorce in America
I wondered how common it is for someone to get a divorce. While I’ve touched on the topic before, I’ve never calculated it directly, so I gave it a go.