…So says the White House Council of Economic Advisors, anyway.
Nonlinear functional forms make Trump look even better in most cases
— CEA (@WhiteHouseCEA) September 10, 2018
I’d wanted to learn how to do K-means image compression in R. So I decided to fact-check CEA’s claim by seeing what President Trump would look like if I compressed his image. Total time from googling R code to posted image: 15 minutes. Props to this guy for the clear code.
On the whole, I would have to say that CEA’s claim checks out…
CEA: "Nonlinear functional forms make Trump look even better in most cases."
Politifact evaluation: True. (kmeans k=2, k=3).
(Not a knock on the President's appearance. Of course he is more handsome than I am. Just a fun opportunity to learn R-based image compression.) pic.twitter.com/DOEP4b3CLl
— Harold Pollack (@haroldpollack) September 11, 2018
Some other cool compressed images below