The Resource Spurious correlations, Tyler Vigen

Spurious correlations, Tyler Vigen

Label
Spurious correlations
Title
Spurious correlations
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Vigen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Military intelligence analyst and Harvard Law student Tyler Vigen illustrates the golden rule that "correlation does not equal causation" through hilarious graphs inspired by his viral website. Is there a correlation between Nick Cage films and swimming pool accidents? What about beef consumption and people getting struck by lightning? Absolutely not. But that hasn't stopped millions of people from going to tylervigen.com and asking, "Wait, what?" Vigen has designed software that scours enormous data sets to find unlikely statistical correlations. He began pulling the funniest ones for his website and has since gained millions of views, hundreds of thousands of likes, and tons of media coverage. Subversive and clever, Spurious Correlations is geek humor at its finest, nailing our obsession with data and conspiracy theory"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vigen, Tyler
Dewey number
818/.602
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American wit and humor
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • American wit and humor
  • Curiosities and wonders
Label
Spurious correlations, Tyler Vigen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
15 x 20 cm
Extent
xv, 189 pages
Isbn
9780316339438
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014049856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890626156
  • 849071
  • (OCoLC)ocn890626156
  • 849071
Label
Spurious correlations, Tyler Vigen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
15 x 20 cm
Extent
xv, 189 pages
Isbn
9780316339438
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014049856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890626156
  • 849071
  • (OCoLC)ocn890626156
  • 849071

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