Coverart for item
The Resource The book of why : the new science of cause and effect, Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie

The book of why : the new science of cause and effect, Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie

Label
The book of why : the new science of cause and effect
Title
The book of why
Title remainder
the new science of cause and effect
Statement of responsibility
Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Everyone has heard the claim, "Correlation does not imply causation." What might sound like a reasonable dictum metastasized in the twentieth century into one of science's biggest obstacles, as a legion of researchers became unwilling to make the claim that one thing could cause another. Even two decades ago, asking a statistician a question like "Was it the aspirin that stopped my headache?" would have been like asking if he believed in voodoo, or at best a topic for conversation at a cocktail party rather than a legitimate target of scientific inquiry. Scientists were allowed to posit only that the probability that one thing was associated with another. This all changed with Judea Pearl, whose work on causality was not just a victory for common sense, but a revolution in the study of the world"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearl, Judea
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mackenzie, Dana
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Causation
  • Inference
Label
The book of why : the new science of cause and effect, Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"May 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Mind over data -- The ladder of causation -- From buccaneers to guinea pigs : the genesis of causal inference -- From evidence to causes : Reverend Bayes meets Mr. Holmes -- Confounding and deconfounding : or, slaying the lurking variable -- The smoke-filled debate : clearing the air -- Paradoxes galore! -- Beyond adjustment : the conquest of Mount Intervention -- Counterfactuals : mining worlds that could have been -- Mediation : the search for a mechanism -- Big data, artificial intelligence, and the big questions
Control code
on1003311466
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 418 pages
Isbn
9780465097609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003311466
Label
The book of why : the new science of cause and effect, Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie
Publication
Copyright
Note
"May 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Mind over data -- The ladder of causation -- From buccaneers to guinea pigs : the genesis of causal inference -- From evidence to causes : Reverend Bayes meets Mr. Holmes -- Confounding and deconfounding : or, slaying the lurking variable -- The smoke-filled debate : clearing the air -- Paradoxes galore! -- Beyond adjustment : the conquest of Mount Intervention -- Counterfactuals : mining worlds that could have been -- Mediation : the search for a mechanism -- Big data, artificial intelligence, and the big questions
Control code
on1003311466
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 418 pages
Isbn
9780465097609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003311466

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...