Category Archives: Statistics

The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Recently I discovered a story about wind farms that suggested that there was a “…possibility that hundreds of derelict wind turbines, coated with indestructible toxic chemicals, will be left rotting on Welsh mountains for hundreds of years.” The basis of … Continue reading

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Only the juciest cherrys picked: guaranteed!

There has been a bit of a flap amongst certain types of blogs over the past weekend. This has been mostly centred on an article and update that appeared in the Mail on Sunday, claiming as certain types are wont … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes.

This post is a belated update to the lies, damn lies, and statistics post from the end of last year. The below figure has been updated with the temperature anomaly for 2010, and we can see that it sits just … Continue reading

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Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

In his 1954 book “How to lie with statistics,” Darrell Huff devotes a chapter to the “Gee-Whiz” graph. He shows that by truncating figures and altering the proportions between axis that it is possible to create a misleading impression without … Continue reading

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