Friday, February 28, 2014

The signal and the noise of The Oscars

I'm a big fan of predictive data and analytics, with the statistical findings of Nate Silver being a pet subject.  The ability to see through statistics and see the patterns than some data makes is: part skill, part art and part alchemy.

So it was fun to see that Nate has focused his attention on this weekend's Oscars:

However rather than picking a winner, such as best film or director, the Moneyball statistician has analysed previous films for trends and common themes.

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