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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

    Just figured we could do with a fleeting/random thoughts thread. If you've got something on your mind but don't think it deserves an entire thread...

    Started by Dason‎, 04-24-2011 08:20 PM
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  2. Talking Sticky Thread Sticky: Just for laughs!

    A statistics major was completely hung over the day of his final exam. It was a True/False test, so he decided to flip a coin for the answers. The...

    Started by bugman‎, 08-04-2010 05:54 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: What do you for a living?

    Just curious what sort of people we have here. Are you: A undergrad or grad student (any PhDs?)? A postdoc/research fellow? A...

    Started by Silvanus‎, 08-24-2008 08:50 PM
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  1. Statistics Poetry

    Love the Motherland, Love Statistics In Life Some mock me for doing statistics Some loathe me and statistics Some don’t understand what...

    Started by Karabiner‎, 02-08-2012 01:55 AM
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  2. the fermi paradox

    Here's a real cool read, with some simple statistics and probability thrown in. If you read it, you should soon understand why it is very bad...

    Started by TheEcologist‎, 03-07-2015 08:39 AM
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  3. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW

    QUICK - DON'T THINK - JUST POST WHAT YOU'RE LISTENING TO Broken Social Scene - Anthems For A Seventeen-Year-Old-Girl

    Started by Dason‎, 05-18-2014 10:39 PM
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  4. What reporting platform would you choose?

    I'm transitioning into a new role at work where my focus will be on producing better reporting/reports. I will have significant input into what...

    Started by bkann‎, 03-18-2015 01:40 PM
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  5. Irritable statisticians.

    The nature of statisticians, well most academics, is to be polite in articles or books. I found this interesting exception... "It is often...

    Started by noetsi‎, 03-10-2015 03:43 PM
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  6. NFL Suicide Pools - statistical benefit of multiple entries

    In suicide pools, each entrant picks one team to win each week, with no point spreads. If the team wins, the entrant continues to the next week. ...

    Started by arriba‎, 09-24-2014 11:26 AM
    nfl, sports, statistical computing, suicide pools, survivor pools
    • Replies: 1
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    03-09-2015, 04:46 AM Go to last post
  7. Question Help me with a statistical hypothesis

    Hi, I have 46 dissertations from students. I asked 46 students and 4 experts to grade the dissertations using 8-scale mark (1 ... 8) Each student...

    Started by truonghoquang‎, 03-02-2015 12:09 PM
    grading, test hypothesis
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  8. What are the chances?

    Hello, I need someone to settle a little debate. Suppose you are playing 5 card draw with kings and little ones as wilds with five other players...

    Started by ChrisR‎, 02-24-2015 08:46 AM
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  9. Question Help me w/ stat. project.

    I'm a collage student and my final project is to research any topic, examining a single quantitative measurement and present the results. I'd like to...

    Started by Annemjk‎, 02-18-2015 05:38 AM
    homework help, project, research question, statistic, survey
    • Replies: 9
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    02-22-2015, 05:08 AM Go to last post
  10. A history lesson using maps.

    I found this to be really interesting, so I thought I would share it. http://www.vox.com/a/maps-explain-the-middle-east

    Started by bugman‎, 02-21-2015 03:50 AM
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  11. Linux

    Any other Linux users out there? What's your preferred distro? What is your desktop environment / window manager of choice? I got started using...

    Started by Dason‎, 02-13-2011 10:21 PM
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  12. Wallpaper

    I'm looking for some cool wallpaper options for my Linux OS, anyone have a reliable source? A favorate site/theme?

    Started by bugman‎, 03-07-2013 09:07 PM
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  13. Statistical quote of the day

    25 October 2011 "If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything" - Ronald Coase

    Started by TheEcologist‎, 10-25-2011 09:04 AM
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  14. Tolkien thread

    Is the number of rings inversely related to the capacity of the group that used them? 9 rings for men (the least powerful individually of the...

    Started by noetsi‎, 01-12-2015 04:43 PM
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  15. "'Men are idiots and do stupid things,' study finds"

    Submitted without further comment. ;) http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/286967.php

    Started by Berley‎, 12-12-2014 02:40 PM
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  16. Until 1963 the average age of death in England was 0 years.

    Kinda interesting. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29618190

    Started by bruin‎, 10-20-2014 02:54 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  17. Mean/Var for Loss rate given Loss and Balance

    We have a variable X (Loss Dollars) with known Mean and Stdev, and variable Y (Balance) with known Mean and Stdev. Let’s also assume we know the...

    Started by St210‎, 10-02-2014 01:42 PM
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  18. Correspondence Analysis and car environmental friendness

    Some days ago, Trinker pointed out to me a blog's post dealing with Correspondence Analysis. I am taking the opportunity to elaborate very very...

    Started by gianmarco‎, 08-28-2014 06:05 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    09-03-2014, 05:06 AM Go to last post
  19. Linear programming

    Hello! Can someone give me some good book (PDF would be perfect) where can I find more about linear programming? Some with more exercises wolud be...

    Started by mboricgs‎, 11-03-2013 05:37 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-22-2014, 08:15 AM Go to last post
  20. Red face Statistics student video contest by Eurostat. €5k top prizes

    Hello, I'm working with Eurostat to organise a video contest for students in the European Union. All you need to do is grab a video camera or...

    Started by robconaty‎, 08-21-2014 01:18 AM
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  21. Disagreement among statisticans

    Probably should put "statistian" in quotes here because most of these people use statistics I would guess but have terminal degrees in fields other...

    Started by noetsi‎, 08-18-2014 11:52 AM
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  22. Spunky's website is now OPEN (even BG can go visit!)

    this thread is the official commemorative thread for Spunky's personal website it will only become more and more awesome as time goes by. i was...

    Started by spunky‎, 07-24-2014 10:11 PM
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  23. What is the best dip for tortilla chips?

    What is your opinion on this very crucial matter? Salsa? Guacamole? Raptor tears?

    Started by Dason‎, 07-02-2014 08:35 PM
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    07-03-2014, 07:21 AM Go to last post
  24. Cool Who is an expert in ANCOVA?

    May I know who is an expert here in ANCOVA and MANCOVA and the related post hoc analysis?

    Started by statanx‎, 09-07-2012 01:19 PM
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  25. Recipe thread??

    Hey folks One thing that seems to be a re-occurring theme in the interview threads is peoples (and raptors) curiosity about favorate foods. Does...

    Started by bugman‎, 09-17-2012 04:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-24-2014, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  26. Cookie Recipes

    I believe when I initially proposed the idea for a Random Chat forum one of the reasons had something to do with "cookie recipes". Well I finally...

    Started by Dason‎, 04-12-2012 08:16 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  27. Could Superman Punch Someone Into Space?

    Does superman have to obey the law of physics? It's a fun read. :) ...

    Started by mattc‎, 07-04-2013 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  28. Star wars day

    Tomorrow, sunday, is Star Wars day. So, happy Star Wars day. And here's the best way to watch the movies. =)

    Started by Englund‎, 05-03-2014 01:11 PM
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  29. The question may be dumb, but...

    What does it mean when a p-valor is represented as for example: p-valor= 1,45675E-12 I do not understand this "E-12"... Can anyone help-me?

    Started by Marcelo‎, 04-28-2014 01:21 PM
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  30. test

    sorry I wrote long posts and this page bugged me, much sad

    Started by Benni‎, 03-28-2014 03:40 PM
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  31. Help neended for transcripting a song

    Guys, I wanted to add a song found on youtube to my little statistics poetry/lyrics collection. There were some parts I could not quite...

    Started by Karabiner‎, 03-18-2014 07:16 AM
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  32. Reason for your degree?

    Hey guys, I need a big favour from you all, if you wouldn’t mind. I have to put together a study for my Stats intro class and I was hoping to get...

    Started by scorks‎, 03-07-2014 08:54 AM
    degree, probability, question, stats
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  33. Inconsistant notation

    A pet peave of mine in stats. This is a well known author discussing it in the context of time series - but I think you could extend this to cover...

    Started by noetsi‎, 02-26-2014 12:48 PM
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  34. Comments in text/literature

    Every once in a while a statistician says something that I wish I had said. Because it is so obvious, but so commonly ignored in the literature I...

    Started by noetsi‎, 03-06-2014 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-06-2014, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  35. Answer my personality test!

    Ok, it is not *mine* as in "OMG i'm a genius because i created this". it's the Myers-Briggs personality inventory. It is better known as the "What's...

    Started by spunky‎, 03-03-2014 01:30 AM
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  36. Divorcing SAS

    I'm pretty dang good in SAS, and I always have been (if I may say so myself :)). And let me say this: SAS is a great product; it's become so...

    Started by ted00‎, 02-13-2014 10:17 PM
    open source, sas
    • Replies: 14
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  37. American Horror Story

    Does anybody here watch American Horror Story? I just finished the first season on Netflix and enjoyed it quite a bit.

    Started by Dason‎, 01-23-2014 08:51 PM
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  38. How to measure rural vibrancy?

    I am working with a group of EU partners on a project to measure the vibrancy of rural areas - we have looked to use this format - See attached - We...

    Started by Andrew Gray‎, 01-31-2014 11:18 AM
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  39. Probability of selecting pipes from a batch

    Hi all, I have a problem at work regarding probability; I have data for one batch 1200 lengths of pipe. I need to calculate the probability of...

    Started by warren‎, 01-21-2014 06:44 AM
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  40. Free Beer! (The beer thread)

    Here is your free beer: http://www.talkstats.com/showthread.php/22925-Beer Seriously though - next round is on you for falling for that. ...

    Started by Dason‎, 05-04-2012 01:39 PM
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  41. Why are you here?

    I've been lurking around since the very beginning and it's great to see the forum getting so active. I sometimes wonder why people come here and...

    Started by mattc‎, 03-23-2011 05:59 PM
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    community, fun
    • Replies: 53
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    01-17-2014, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  42. looking for stats help

    Hello everyone I'm looking for someone to help me with my Stats class its a all online class and I have no idea what I'm doing.

    Started by masterbrass‎, 01-14-2014 11:24 PM
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    01-17-2014, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  43. Victor is a pirate

    Note that this was moved from this thread to here. With Love, Dason ------------ or simply use Opera for the rest of your life .

    Started by victorxstc‎, 01-07-2014 04:09 PM
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  44. How long could you survive chained to a bed with a Velociraptor?

    Given all the talk of Raptors on this site, I thought that members might find the following link useful: ...

    Started by SiBorg‎, 03-19-2013 06:09 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    01-06-2014, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  45. How to look for really good researchable topics?

    Hi. What's the hot potato for researches now?

    Started by dEconomist‎, 07-14-2012 02:49 AM
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    12-31-2013, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  46. comparing variances with a t test..

    how would one go about it?

    Started by medelza‎, 12-11-2013 04:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-11-2013, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  47. Order of favorite video games as a kid

    We felt it was best to move this chat to a thread to make the discussion permanently searchable :) Question: What are your top 5 video games as a...

    Started by trinker‎, 05-03-2013 02:13 PM
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    video games
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    10-25-2013, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  48. Free (as in beer) programs

    As I'm getting better at various open source or free stuff I am finding that it's been helpful to talk to people here about various open source...

    Started by trinker‎, 09-15-2012 01:32 AM
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    open source
    • Replies: 51
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    10-23-2013, 11:32 PM Go to last post
  49. Dason, is that your dog??

    Dason, that dog looks really cool and was wondering if it's actually your dog.

    Started by SiBorg‎, 03-13-2012 04:49 PM
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    1 2
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    10-17-2013, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  50. Throwing golf balls for teams

    Please can somebody help with this. 8 of us usually play golf on a Saturday. Before we play we throw balls to see who will play with each other -...

    Started by jbc‎, 10-10-2013 04:22 AM
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    10-10-2013, 04:50 AM Go to last post
  51. Find probability of the given data set, what probability i can say it is Bad.

    I have a issue where there is a data set. and in there i have good and bad category, and in that category there are few elements that can be good and...

    Started by Jehan‎, 10-06-2013 11:26 PM
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  52. Simple problem in Excel

    delete this thread :)

    Started by mboricgs‎, 09-19-2013 07:34 AM
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  53. Help me choose a distro (as I have reached the chat limit)

    He Guys & girls, Got a new laptop, Lenovo E530 (chose it for the battery life) as this will be the machine I work on when I travel. I was...

    Started by TheEcologist‎, 04-11-2013 05:00 PM
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  54. needs urgent help in probability distribution

    0 down vote favorite Suppose there are 1 million parts which have 1% defective parts i.e 1 million parts have 10000 defective parts. Now...

    Started by Irum‎, 07-05-2013 07:38 AM
    probability distribution
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    07-05-2013, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  55. Article in journal

    I am reading articles on statistics at work a lot and I found this one - which rather bemused me. Because it dealt with medical journals where you...

    Started by noetsi‎, 06-26-2013 12:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-04-2013, 02:43 AM Go to last post
  56. www.google.com

    Isn't google great?

    Started by Dason‎, 06-24-2013 04:53 PM
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    06-13-2013, 01:31 AM Go to last post
  57. R experts

    Hi I am new in R, i wish to meet all of you R experts.. Cheers Izna

    Started by izna O'connor‎, 06-09-2013 02:20 PM
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  58. Spare time: leave archaeology and statistics aside, and take that guitar !

    Hi Guys, I finally found some spare time, after having finalized three journal articles. So, I took my guitar and played a couple of melodic lines...

    Started by gianmarco‎, 05-25-2013 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-25-2013, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  59. Favorite condiments

    I felt the need to start a favorite condiments thread and maybe we could graph the results (using ggplot2 of course) showing our favorite condiments....

    Started by trinker‎, 05-18-2013 01:31 PM
    condiments, food, graphing
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,135
    05-19-2013, 12:10 AM Go to last post

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