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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 27 September 2012
  • ISBN : 9781101595954
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 41 voters

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UPDATED FOR 2020 WITH A NEW PREFACE BY NATE SILVER "One of the more momentous books of the decade." —The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of the website FiveThirtyEight. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball to global pandemics, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.

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The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise
  • Author : Nate Silver
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-09-27
  • ISBN : 9781101595954
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Signal and the Noise

UPDATED FOR 2020 WITH A NEW PREFACE BY NATE SILVER "One of the more momentous books of the decade." —The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and

The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise
  • Author : Nate Silver
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • ISBN : 9780143125082
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UPDATED FOR 2020 WITH A NEW PREFACE BY NATE SILVER "One of the more momentous books of the decade." —The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and

Signal to Noise

Signal to Noise
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2016-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781630089658
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A film director is dying of cancer. His greatest film would have told the story of a European village as the last hour of 999 AD approached—bringing Armageddon. Now that story will never be told. But he’s still working it out in his head, making a film that no one will ever see.

The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise
  • Author : Nate Silver
  • Publisher : Penguin Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • ISBN : 0141975652
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From the financial crisis to ecological disasters, we routinely fail to foresee hugely significant events, often at great cost to society. The rise of 'big data' has the potential to help us predict the future, yet much of it is misleading and useless. Nate Silver accurately predicted the results of every state in the 2012 US election, cementing his reputation as one of our most prophetic forecasters. Here he takes us on an enthralling insider's tour of the high-stakes world of

Signal to Noise

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  • Publisher : Solaris
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • ISBN : 1781082995
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  • Author : John Griesemer
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2004-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781429961301
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Introduction to Random Signals and Noise
  • Author : Wim C. Van Etten
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-02-03
  • ISBN : 9780470024126
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Random signals and noise are present in many engineering systems and networks. Signal processing techniques allow engineers to distinguish between useful signals in audio, video or communication equipment, and interference, which disturbs the desired signal. With a strong mathematical grounding, this text provides a clear introduction to the fundamentals of stochastic processes and their practical applications to random signals and noise. With worked examples, problems, and detailed appendices, Introduction to Random Signals and Noise gives the reader the knowledge to

Random Signals and Noise

Random Signals and Noise
  • Author : Shlomo Engelberg
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781420007770
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Understanding the nature of random signals and noise is critically important for detecting signals and for reducing and minimizing the effects of noise in applications such as communications and control systems. Outlining a variety of techniques and explaining when and how to use them, Random Signals and Noise: A Mathematical Introduction focuses on applications and practical problem solving rather than probability theory. A Firm Foundation Before launching into the particulars of random signals and noise, the author outlines the elements

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  • Author : Martin H. Trauth
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-11-06
  • ISBN : 9783030749132
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This textbook introduces methods of geoscientific data acquisition using MATLAB in combination with inexpensive data acquisition hardware such as sensors in smartphones, sensors that come with the LEGO MINDSTORMS set, webcams with stereo microphones, and affordable spectral and thermal cameras. The text includes 35 exercises in data acquisition, such as using a smartphone to acquire stereo images of rock specimens from which to calculate point clouds, using visible and near-infrared spectral cameras to classify the minerals in rocks, using thermal cameras

Signal to Noise

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  • Author : Eric S. Nylund
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1999-06-01
  • ISBN : 0380792923
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Jack Potter puts computer cryptography to work for the highest bidder: sometimes for private corporations, sometimes for the government. Sometimes the work is legal; if not, Jack simply raises his price. But one day, Jack discovers something cloaked in the hiss of background radiation streaming past the Earth from deep space: a message from an alien civilization. One that's eager to do business with humanity -- and its representative. Before he knows it, Jack has entered into a partnership that

Noise and Vibration Analysis

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  • Author : Anders Brandt
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • ISBN : 0470978112
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Noise and Vibration Analysis is a complete and practical guide that combines both signal processing and modal analysis theory with their practical application in noise and vibration analysis. It provides an invaluable, integrated guide for practicing engineers as well as a suitable introduction for students new to the topic of noise and vibration. Taking a practical learning approach, Brandt includes exercises that allow the content to be developed in an academic course framework or as supplementary material for private and

Signal Processing for Neuroscientists

Signal Processing for Neuroscientists
  • Author : Wim van Drongelen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-12-18
  • ISBN : 008046775X
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Signal Processing for Neuroscientists introduces analysis techniques primarily aimed at neuroscientists and biomedical engineering students with a reasonable but modest background in mathematics, physics, and computer programming. The focus of this text is on what can be considered the ‘golden trio’ in the signal processing field: averaging, Fourier analysis, and filtering. Techniques such as convolution, correlation, coherence, and wavelet analysis are considered in the context of time and frequency domain analysis. The whole spectrum of signal analysis is covered, ranging

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  • Author : Dominik Weishaupt,Victor D. Koechli,Borut Marincek
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-02-01
  • ISBN : 9783540378457
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A succinct introduction to the physics and function of magnetic resonance imaging with an emphasis on practical information. This thoroughly revised second edition is clearly structured. The underlying physical principles of the MR experiment are described and the basic pulse sequences commonly used in clinical MRI. It progresses to more advanced techniques such as parallel imaging and cardiovascular MR imaging. An extensive glossary offers rapid access to MRI terminology and will help those seeking to understand this interesting fascinating subject.

Signal Processing Noise

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  • Author : Vyacheslav Tuzlukov
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781420041118
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Additive and multiplicative noise in the information signal can significantly limit the potential of complex signal processing systems, especially when those systems use signals with complex phase structure. During the last few years this problem has been the focus of much research, and its solution could lead to profound improvements in applications of complex signals and coherent signal processing. Signal Processing Noise sets forth a generalized approach to signal processing in multiplicative and additive noise that represents a remarkable advance

Dark Money

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  • Author : Jane Mayer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2017
  • ISBN : 9780307947901
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