Currently reading: Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace 📚.
No more small-sample testing; no more β-risks or variance-error probabilities or 1 – α confidence intervals or human elements or entropic noise
It’s not every day one comes across fiction featuring some nice statistics nerdery! As someone who identifies that way, sentences like these are hard to resist.
Although based on the first story, it doesn’t seem like a book to read if you want to feel particularly good or fulfilled about being a data analysty type person. Or, for that matter, anything other than a slight existensial dread at the general human condition.
Nontheless, so far it’s been strangely compulsive reading for me.