Posts from: May 2013

Lawro vs. Data

After the Nate Silver talk (see previous blog post), there was some discussion around TV pundits and their predictions. Naturally, the subject drifted to football pundits, and in particular Mark Lawrenson of the BBC. Mark Lawrenson is a former professional football player, and now long time BBC pundit who regularly appears on the famed Match …
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Nate Silver – Royal Geographical Society

Nate Silver recently spoke at the Royal Geographic Society, here in London.  He's possibly the closest thing to real celebrity statistics and modelling currently has, and yet, he was quite humble in presentation.  In fact, he's the first to admit that his popular 538 Blog's US election model is based on quite a simple approach: Track …
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