Silver calculates that "Argo" is a lock to take home the best-picture Oscar, and Steven Spielberg will top Ang Lee for best director.
Yes, President Obama won re-election in November. But another big winner this year was big data -- and its patron saint, Nate Silver.
The chart in this story originally misreported the number of points by which TPM PollTracker was off in Florida. The correct figure is 1.7 points.
Not only did FiveThirtyEight's Silver pick all 50 state winners in the presidential race, he also beat out his polling aggregator rivals for sheer margin of accuracy.
Despite some incredulous political pundits, the FiveThirtyEight statistician appears to have correctly predicted the winner in all 50 states in the presidential election.
CNET's Sumi Das talks to Senior Writer Daniel Terdiman about how the statistician comes up with his presidential forecast.
FiveThirtyEight statistician and blogger Nate Silver has taken fire for his polling aggregation methods. But he and others may be able to hit the final numbers spot on. CNET tracks the data.
A one-on-one interview with the director of the video game inFamous, Nate Fox.
Known as a superstar statistician whose blog gave Democrats daily data that calmed them down last fall, Silver was the keynote speaker at SXSWi Sunday. Afterward, he spoke to CNET News.
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