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Politics Podcast: Our Forecast Is 7,000 Lines Of Code
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In the latest installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast’s “Model Talk,” Nate Silver discusses how unexpected events, like a troubled Supreme Court nomination, are processed by the forecast model. He also answers listener questions about how long the model’s code is and where it’s stored.

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