Basketball for Nerds

Thomas Eckert on April 10, 2019

Inspired by a question in Gayle Laakmann McDowell's Cracking the Coding Interview. Let's say a friend challenges you to choose one of two games ... [Read Full]
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good stuff. demonstrates a core principle in sports (or any game of chance): if you're actually good/better at something (i.e. p>0.5), you want more opportunities to do it since "truth" and sample size work together. If you're not, you'd love the variance of fewer games. It's why great baseball teams hate having to play a short series against a mediocre opponent in the divisional round.

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