Nate Silver


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Nathaniel Read "Nate" Silver (born January 13, 1978) is an American statistician and writer who analyzes baseball and elections. He is currently the editor-in-chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog and a Special Correspondent for ABC News. Silver first gained public recognition for developing PECOTA, a system for forecasting the performance and career development of Major League Baseball players, which he sold to and then managed for Baseball Prospectus from 2003 to 2009.

In 2007, writing under the pseudonym "Poblano", Silver began to publish analyses and predictions related to the 2008 United States presidential election. At first this work appeared on the political blog Daily Kos, but in March 2008 Silver established his own website, FiveThi
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How The Protests Against Police Brutality Could Shape Electoral Politics

In this week’s FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Samuel Sinyangwe, a data analyst and co-founder of Campaign Zero, joins us to discuss data on police violence and the politics of the protests that have spread across the country.

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“Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge: the serenity to accept the things we cannot predict, the courage to predict the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Nate Silver, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't

“Most of you will have heard the maxim "correlation does not imply causation." Just because two variables have a statistical relationship with each other does not mean that one is responsible for the other. For instance, ice cream sales and forest fires are correlated because both occur more often in the summer heat. But there is no causation; you don't light a patch of the Montana brush on fire when you buy a pint of Haagan-Dazs.”
Nate Silver, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't

“The signal is the truth. The noise is what distracts us from the truth.”
Nate Silver, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't

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