Why We Love Statistics
Statistics are everywhere–and they’re increasingly used to drive decisions around the globe. Baseball statistics guru Bill James is coming to Longwood for the annual Simkins Lecture on April 23, so the math department put together some of their favorite uses of statistics in the real and sports worlds.
Because we can prove that Babe Ruth is the greatest of all time.
Because snow outside doesn’t necessarily mean the whole world is colder.
Because our favorite NBA stars know where to stand to hit shots.
Because it can get us into March Madness.
Because we can see how the world is changing.
Because Jonah Hill can outshine Brad Pitt.