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Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions


A fascinating exploration of how insights from computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may…

Algorithms To Live By

ISBN 10 : 9781627790376
ISBN 13 : 1627790373

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human..



Algorithms To Live By

ISBN 10 : 0007547994
ISBN 13 : 9780007547999

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? Exploring how insights from c..


Algorithms To Live By

ISBN 10 : 0007547978
ISBN 13 : 9780007547975

'Algorithms to Live By' looks at the simple, precise algorithms that computers use to solve the complex 'human' problems that we face, and discovers what they can tell us about the..


Bad Choices

ISBN 10 : 9780735222236
ISBN 13 : 0735222231

The wildly popular author of Bad Arguments returns with a funny, smart introduction to algorithms—those perennially misunderstood, increasingly important problem-solving rules th..


The Seven Pillars Of Statistical Wisdom

ISBN 10 : 9780674970212
ISBN 13 : 0674970217

What gives statistics its unity as a science? Stephen Stigler sets forth the seven foundational ideas of statistics—a scientific discipline related to but distinct from mathemati..


Weapons Of Math Destruction

ISBN 10 : 9780141985428
ISBN 13 : 0141985429

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. In..