29 mars 2016

Math Geek Mom: March Madness in the Suburbs of Ohio

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. When I was in graduate school, I sometimes used a program that came to statistical conclusions using an iterative procedure. If I remember correctly, these iterations, where the results are derived from earlier results, reminded me of the process we are about to enter in the next few weeks, often called “March Madness.” For, in the next few weeks, basketball teams will meet and play games, with each moving on to the next level depending on who wins games at the previous level. Read more...

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