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The allure of the statistics field grows

Throughout history, “statistician” has not typically been one of the sexier job titles. But now — thanks in part to Nate Silver, who correctly predicted the presidential election — that may be changing.

Although he’s yet to hear anyone use “Wanna go home and crunch some numbers?” as a pickup line, MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson says the field’s allure is growing.

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