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This is not intended to be a typical statistics blog, or a typical data visualization blog, or a typical spreadsheet, programming, R, Python, MySQL, Apps Script or anything else blog. We draw our posts here from tackling real-world problems--challenges where statistics meets execution as much as art. Sometimes that means a full problem can be conquered in a single tool in a very neat and tidy way, but often we get scrappy, pulling together pieces as needed to make statistical knowledge empowering, actionable, and even beautiful.

So take a gander if you're interested in both theory and practicality behind the numbers. We'll write about problems that stumped us at work (we're statisticians in Google's People Operations group) as well as those that interested us elsewhere, and will share context whenever possible to make it as real to you as it is to us. Thanks for reading.

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