No Dog Bites for E-Mails
Consider this data for the number of postal letter carriers bitten by a dog:
Task #1: Create a "best-fit" model for this data, then predict the number of dog bites expected in 2014.
- 7000 in 1983
- 2787 in 1994
- 5605 in 2011
- 5879 in 2012
Task #2: Try to explain this extreme variability in the data. Could it be due to reporting practices...changes in mail delivery procedures...etc.?
Source: U.S. Postal Service