Nova (1974– )
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Prediction by the Numbers 

A look at why some predictions fail while others succeed at forecasting the future.

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Daniel McCabe

Writer:

Daniel McCabe
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Jay O. Sanders ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Edward Nygren Edward Nygren ... Self - United States Coast Guard
Luke Schaffer Luke Schaffer ... Self - United States Coast Guard
Liberty Vittert Liberty Vittert ... Self - University of Glasgow
Mona Chalabi Mona Chalabi ... Self - The Guardian, United States Edition
Talithia Williams Talithia Williams ... Self - Harvey Mudd College
Regina Nuzzo Regina Nuzzo ... Self - Gallaudet University
Richard De Veaux Richard De Veaux ... Self - Williams College
Keith Devlin Keith Devlin ... Self - Stanford University
Jordan Ellenberg Jordan Ellenberg ... Self - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carmen Yulín Cruz ... Self - Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico (archive footage)
Louis Uccellini Louis Uccellini ... Self - Director, National Weather Service
Isha Renta Isha Renta ... Self - National Weather Service
Greg Carbin Greg Carbin ... Self - National Weather Service
Rebecca Goldin Rebecca Goldin ... Self - George Mason University
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A look at why some predictions fail while others succeed at forecasting the future.

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Documentary

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It's not just a roll of the dice
8 July 2019 | by floleftySee all my reviews

If like me you know next to nothing about odds, statistics & forecasting you'll enjoy it, I walked away both a little smarter & entertained. Explained basic principals like 'the wisdom of crowds", a mathematical equation that originated at a Carny of all places over people guessing the weight of a bull. The complexity of forecasting the weather (I'll stop complaining now when they don't get it right) The difficulty of predicting elections, using the recent Clinton / Trump failed poll result fiasco as an example. And how the casino's stack the odds against you at the roulette wheel ...seems like cheating to me! Anyway, Nova rarely disappoint's - recommended.


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English

Release Date:

28 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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