3 Responses

  1. Anthony Tatum
    Anthony Tatum May 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM |

    Fantastic article. Thanks!

  2. Angie
    Angie May 23, 2014 at 11:44 PM |

    Thank You – great article

  3. Michael barr
    Michael barr May 27, 2014 at 8:12 AM |

    Interesting article – this sounds like a problem that can be handled by the data scientist. First, if there is a relationship between dimensionality and “false positive” rate (giving it an intuitive term) then couldn’t the significance of this relationship be defined? Secondly, if we are aware of its existence the data scientist should be able to control for this in their research – i.e., test identified relationships on hold-out samples for consistency, incorporate this error rate into traditional statistical diagnostics, etc.

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