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Hi, I'm Tyler Vigen!
Tyler Vigen


I created this website as a fun way to look at correlations and to think about data. Empirical research is interesting, and I love to wonder about how variables work together. The charts on this site aren't meant to imply causation nor are they meant to create a distrust for research or even correlative data. Rather, I hope this project fosters interest in statistics and numerical research.

I'm not a math or statistics major (and there are better ways to calculate correlation than I do here), but I do have a love for science and discovery and that's all anyone should need. Presently I am working on my J.D. at Harvard Law School.

Why do you only show stats from the US? When I wrote the code, I just grabbed a bunch of readily exportable statistics from the US Census and the CDC. Adding international stats (maybe ones that don't involve death rates) is on my to-do list. Unfortunately, translating everything is not within my skillset. (Although many of the charts have been translated into Russian already.)

If you'd like to hear about future projects, the best way is to receive an email right when they're completed. I'll also post them on Twitter (@TylerVigen) and Facebook (facebook.com/tylerjvigen).

If you have questions, comments, or inquiries shoot me an email: public@tylervigen.com.



My 3 favorite books on math, statistics, and algorithms:
Automate This
How Algorithms Took Over Our Markets, Our Jobs, and the World
The Signal and the Noise
Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't
The Joy of x
A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity





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