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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. TEACH PCA in R

    HELLO CAN anybody teach me how to run PCA and predict ? THANK U :o

    Started by jjwang‎, 06-13-2016 08:22 PM
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  3. IF you have access to SAS and R, which one would you learn?

    Suppose you work at a company that has SAS and R installed, which one would you be inclined to focus more on in terms of self learning? The obvious...

    Started by semidevil‎, 06-10-2016 04:46 PM
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  4. Negative odds ratio? HELP PLEASE

    Hi there, VERY basic question I am completing an xtlogit random effects analysis using Stata 13.1 and a number of the odds ratios in my model...

    Started by cjlan6‎, 06-09-2016 01:07 AM
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  5. How to backup samsung galaxy data to computer?

    As Samsung Galaxy or Note phones is more of life companions than simply mobile devices, they're employed every single day for multiple uses. Even...

    Started by gadzxcv‎, 09-21-2015 05:16 AM
    backup, data, samsung
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  6. 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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  7. Samsung Transfer

    If you want to backup Samsung phone data to computer . The first thing that you'll probably to do is move all data information from your Samsung...

    Started by Feasskk‎, 05-09-2016 02:39 AM
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  8. US Societal benchmarks

    that I've accumulated over the years: 85% of the people trust nurses. 85% somehow believed 911 had to do with Iraq. 7% trust car salespeople....

    Started by Outlier‎, 05-03-2016 09:20 AM
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  9. 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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  10. Now Monica Lewinski is an innocent victim of bullying?!

    I watched this TED talk. I was like wtf, this is like asking a bully to criticize bullying. The whole talk was a sophistry. Bullying and...

    Started by victorxstc‎, 04-04-2016 08:55 AM
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  11. Unbelievable response from the Toyota customer care team. Key problem- locksmith?

    On my way back home, I had to stop the car and step out to take a call. When I got done, I realized that I had locked myself out. I had the number to...

    Started by Makhimckenzie‎, 03-14-2016 05:02 AM
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  12. Statistics without calculus?

    I have been battling this question for quite some time now, and it seems this question has been debated countless times. I am drawn to many subjects...

    Started by DRMORRIS‎, 02-22-2016 01:12 PM
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    calculus, statistics
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  13. Energy consumption

    I know it's a bit off but I'm just curious, What do you guys do to lessen energy consumption at home? Did purchasing an energy efficient gadget or...

    Started by Stephanie Chapman‎, 01-26-2016 08:30 AM
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  14. 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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  15. year end company audit (the most wonderful time of the year.... not!)

    Our company will be conducting audits next month, they say it is an important part of improvement. Well anyway, i would like to know if there are...

    Started by lilypad‎, 11-23-2015 05:02 AM
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  16. Probabilities of reincarnation?

    Reincarnation might exist, or it might not. The later would give us the situation the demon spoke of in Nietzsche`s writings, about having to relive...

    Started by n0ki‎, 07-04-2015 03:01 PM
    reincarnation
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  17. 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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  18. internet marketing

    Hello, guys! I need some inputs regarding internet marketing. How does it work? Is this something you will consider for your business? Thanks!

    Started by Mira Buchan‎, 10-15-2015 12:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  19. Response rate calculation from logistic regression using SAS

    Hi All, I am working on logistic regression. I have a binary response variable (PASI response:yes,no) and three categorical covariates- treatment...

    Started by Sugata Das‎, 09-23-2015 02:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-23-2015, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  20. R

    Been a long day . I am learning R with infinite slowness. So today I decided cleverly to go ask if any one in the HQ was familiar with R. None...

    Started by noetsi‎, 09-17-2015 12:26 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-17-2015, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  21. change of User Name.

    Hi, is there any way to change my User Name? I can't find it in settings. I want my UserName 'Hemant Rupani' from 'HemantRupani'. Thanks! Regards,

    Started by HemantRupani‎, 07-19-2015 03:28 PM
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  22. Is a gender better at driving? (to be extended to other skills / tasks)

    We had a discussion about the presence or absence of any superiority of one gender over the other in different tasks. I believe genders are extremely...

    Started by victorxstc‎, 07-11-2015 08:26 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-14-2015, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  23. Wrong model is right (annoying)

    As old time posters here know I am a data analyst rather than a statistician. So in December 2013 I created a budget prediction tool based on basic...

    Started by noetsi‎, 06-09-2015 01:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-29-2015, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 3
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  25. 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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  26. 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
    • Replies: 5
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  27. 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
  28. 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
    • Replies: 2
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  29. 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
  30. 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
    • Replies: 0
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  31. 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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  32. 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
    • Replies: 10
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  33. "'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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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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    08-21-2014, 04:34 AM Go to last post
  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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
  42. 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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    06-28-2014, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  43. 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
  44. 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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    06-24-2014, 12:42 AM Go to last post
  45. 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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    06-19-2014, 01:52 AM Go to last post
  46. 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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    05-03-2014, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  47. 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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    04-28-2014, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  48. 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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  49. 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
    • Replies: 4
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  50. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    03-07-2014, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  51. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    03-07-2014, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  52. 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
  53. 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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    03-05-2014, 02:02 AM Go to last post
  54. 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
    • Views: 3,012
    02-21-2014, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  55. 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
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,731
    02-10-2014, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  56. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,158
    01-31-2014, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  57. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    01-21-2014, 06:44 AM Go to last post
  58. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    01-18-2014, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  59. 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
    • Views: 9,767
    01-17-2014, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  60. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 733
    01-17-2014, 08:51 AM Go to last post

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