Flirting with Models

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Tag: big data

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Simplicity

Big data and complex theories often promise big results. However, relationships in data may be spurious, and theories may not apply. Simplicity may triumph.

“Big Data” and Complicated Models

"Big data" can lead to very complicated models that are prone to overfitting. Simply knowing what we don't know can be much safer than thinking we know.
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