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How I Outsmarted FiveThirtyEight’s NFL Forecasting Algorithm

The spreadsheet I used to track 30 models and 3 data sources to outsmart FiveThirtyEight at its own NFL predictions game This year, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight challenged readers to predict NFL game results better than its forecasting algorithm. The result? Less than 2% of the 20,352 readers who participated bested […]

To bike or not to bike?

To bike or not to bike? Predicting availability in San Francisco’s bike share program Bike share programs are cropping up in cities across the world, providing flexible transportation for professionals and tourists alike. Bike share systems are commonly built with “docking stations” where users can check out and return bikes. In […]