Friday, February 26, 2016
The Carnival Weight Guesser
I'm a big fan of "correlation does not imply causation".
And, sometimes, it's fun just to wallow in the statistic no matter how meaningless they might be. This YourMechanic article has lots of little tidbits of love in it for those willing to get dirty. Hey, that's me.
So, mostly, the point is the headline, "Do Republicans and Democrats Drive Different Types of Cars?" which is cute but the actual numbers devolve into a red state blue state compare and contrast which immediately adds a second level of abstraction with the "data". And the car numbers are already a bit skewed because they come from one source, "YourMechanic".
But let's have some fun anyway...
And then there's this...
Which, again, sort of dovetails in with what we expect. I want to add, one final time, this sort of statistical manipulation isn't nearly as meaningful as some people might want but it is, once in awhile, kind of fun. Have a fun Friday out and drive safe.