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Korean medical TV dramas III

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What do predicting wine quality and evidence-based medicine have in common?

The answer is McMaster University and a book by Ian Ayers, called "SuperCrunchers, Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart" Through regression analysis and crunching the numbers, the quality of wines can be predicted just as well as by expert wine tasters - in advance of the harvest. There is a chapter on how McMaster University medicine developed the science of evidence-based medicine - also by looking at the numbers. This is the dawning of the age of Big Data, as we all should know.