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[Link] Putanumonit: A spreadsheet helps debias decisions, like picking a girl to date

10 Post author: Jacobian 15 March 2017 03:19AM

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Comment author: Lumifer 15 March 2017 03:46:40PM 2 points [-]


Comment author: MrMind 15 March 2017 01:55:10PM 2 points [-]

I love your articles! What tool did you use to calculate the linear regression?

Comment author: Jacobian 15 March 2017 04:55:27PM 2 points [-]

I didn't actually do linear regression for the girlfriend matrix, but in general I use the glm function in R. It allows you to quickly generate regression models with any combination of variables by changing a couple of words, and saves the full model for analysis and manipulation.

If you don't need to compare different models (e.g. to pick out which variable are useful and which are just noise), you can even run a regression in Excel (Data -> Data Analysis). If you don't want to install any software at all, Wolfram Alpha got you covered.

Comment author: MrMind 16 March 2017 08:54:32AM 2 points [-]

Thank you, I'm trying my hand with a decision matrix for a hypothetical pet.

Comment author: Elo 15 March 2017 04:50:35AM 2 points [-]

Excellent post on exactly the topic it suggests. And putting a number on it (WRT relationship values). And a happy success story.

Comment deleted 27 March 2017 12:23:13AM [-]
Comment author: Lumifer 27 March 2017 12:33:10AM 0 points [-]