Monday, September 20, 2010

Jobs that I have more respect for, the more I see of them


99% of everything written about statistics is wrong, including this. So when people really do understand how to set up proper clinical trials or fit their data to useful distributions, I'm impressed. What most of us learned in school and university really wasn't enough to understand the traps for the unwary and naive in this area.

Statisticians also get to use some great words like homoscedasticity and kurtosis.


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