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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Billions at the Franchise Box Office
There’s big money in wizarding worlds, galaxies far away, and various time-shifted universes. Let’s take a stroll through the billions of dollars earned by franchises over the years.
3-D-Printed Time Series Plates
After seeing a 1950s physical visualization, I wondered if I could follow a similar process using modern techniques.
Why People Move
Here are the estimates from the Current Population Survey for the most recent time segment between 2017 and 2018.