Comments on The language of data, the math of retailTypePad2010-04-28T03:09:32Zjunkchartshttp://junkcharts.typepad.com/numbersruleyourworld/tag:typepad.com,2003:http://junkcharts.typepad.com/numbersruleyourworld/2010/04/the-language-of-data-the-math-of-retail/comments/atom.xml/Kaiser commented on 'The language of data, the math of retail'tag:typepad.com,2003:6a00d8341e992c53ef0133ed0c3131970b2010-04-29T05:47:04Z2010-04-29T05:47:04ZKaiserhttp://junkcharts.typepad.com/numbersruleyourworldMike: Thanks. I think the book is a great resource for an intro stats class, gives a sense of what...<p>Mike: Thanks. I think the book is a great resource for an intro stats class, gives a sense of what statistical practice is like, something I wish I was exposed to in college.</p>
<p>I thought Thompson did a good job - enough to intrigue readers and not too much to scare them away. It's hard to strike a balance.</p>Mike Anderson commented on 'The language of data, the math of retail'tag:typepad.com,2003:6a00d8341e992c53ef013480336cbc970c2010-04-28T10:39:41Z2010-04-28T10:39:41ZMike Andersonhttp://waywardstats.spaces.live.comGreat explanation of survivorship bias; I'm quoting you in my intro stats class next semester! Your post is much more...<p>Great explanation of survivorship bias; I'm quoting you in my intro stats class next semester! </p>
<p>Your post is much more informative than the Wired article, Thompson condensed his material just a bit too much. Better to tell one or two stories effectively than several poorly.</p>