Santa Fe Institute: New online class offers tools for tackling fundamental questions

Santa Fe Institute: New online class offers tools for tackling fundamental questions. “For more than a century, scientists have been using probability and statistics to measure the natural world. They want to make sense of data and find meaningful signals in the noise. But in the last few years, classical statistics have started to seem a little threadbare. Researchers now have access to large datasets, which are driving new insights in disciplines ranging from biology to ecology to economics…. The data have changed. Maybe it’s time our data analysis tools did, too. That’s one of the core ideas behind ‘Algorithmic Information Dynamics,’ a new online course offered through SFI’s online education portal, Complexity Explorer.” The course is not free, but it only costs $50 and that includes a textbook.