Math for Beating the Odds, Winning in Vegas, and Having a Better Life

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ISBN: 0596101643

Pages: 356

Publisher: O’Reilly

Topic: Stats

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Stats class might have been boring, but statistics itself doesn’t have to be. Statistics can actually be useful in every day life. Want to calculate the probability that an event will happen? Be able to spot fake data?

Prove beyond doubt whether one thing causes another? Or learn to be a better
gambler? You can do that and much more with 75 practical and fun hacks packed
into “Statistics Hacks.” These cool tips, tricks, and mind-boggling solutions
from the world of statistics, measurement, and research methods will not only amaze and entertain you, but will give you an advantage in several real-world situations.

“This book is ideal for anyone who likes puzzles, brainteasers, games, gambling,
magic tricks, and those who want to apply math and science to everyday
circumstances,” said Bruce Frey, the book’s author. “Using inferential
statistics, you can understand the way probability works, discover
relationships, predict events with uncanny accuracy, and even make a little
money with a well-placed wager here and there.”

“Statistics Hacks” (O’Reilly) presents useful techniques from statistics,
educational and psychological measurement, and experimental research to help you solve a variety of problems in business, games, and life. You’ll learn how to:

-Play smart when you play Texas Hold ‘Em, blackjack, roulette, dice games, or
even the lottery
-Design your own winnable bar bets to make money and amaze your friends
-Predict the outcomes of baseball games, know when to “go for two” in football,
and anticipate the winners of other sporting events with surprising accuracy
-Demystify amazing coincidences and distinguish the truly random from the only
seemingly random–even keep your iPod’s “random” shuffle honest
-Spot fraudulent data, detect plagiarism, and break codes
-Improve your test scores by watching paint dry

Whether you’re a statistics enthusiast who does calculations in your sleep or a
civilian who is entertained by clever solutions to interesting problems,
“Statistics Hacks” has tools to give you an edge over the world’s slim odds.

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