Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
Last Chance - Get 15% off sitewide on Slashdot Deals with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" (some exclusions apply)". ×

Submission + - All of Nate Silver's Presidential Predictions Proved True ( 2

kkleiner writes: "For the last few months, the political pundit class has been at war with NYT/FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver. Joe Scarborough of MSNBC called him a “joke,” while an op-ed in the LA Times accused him of running a “numbers racket.” But last night, Silver triumphed: every one of his state-level presidential predictions proved true. Statistics FTW!"
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

All of Nate Silver's Presidential Predictions Proved True

Comments Filter:
  • The point here is not that he was accurate or not, and it's not statistics FTW. He acknowledged his estimates could be wrong:

    the point is that he used accurate statistics to provide reasonable estimates, which the news and the pundits simply disregarded entirely as they made up numbers and false controversies.

    So it's more like pundits fail at statistics.

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department