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How stats lost their power

LONG READ
How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next
“Not only are statistics viewed by many as untrustworthy, there appears to be something almost insulting or arrogant about them. Reducing social and economic issues to numerical aggregates and averages seems to violate some people’s sense of political decency.” - Guardian

STARTING OUT
The best R package for learning to “think about visualization”
Spoiler alert: it’s ggplot2. - Sharp Sight Labs

PLAY HARDBALL
What’s it like to work in sports analytics?
From the outside, crunching numbers for a national sports league seems glamorous. The cold hard truth? It’s an often thankless job with low pay and long hours. The only thing that’ll prevent burnout is a pure love of the game.
- StatsbyLopez

WHAT’S IN A NAME?
What is artificial intelligence? A three part definition
“As soon as it works, no one calls it AI anymore.” - Simply Statistics

SOURCE OF TRUTH
Building & Maintaining a Master Data Dictionary: Part 2
Check out these ideas for structuring key metric definitions to keep everyone at your organization on the same page. - The Data Point