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  1. 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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  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: 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. 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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  2. 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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  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 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
  5. 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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  6. 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
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  7. 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
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  8. 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
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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. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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
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  18. 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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  19. 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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    02-21-2014, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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
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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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
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  28. 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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  29. comparing variances with a t test..

    how would one go about it?

    Started by medelza‎, 12-11-2013 04:14 AM
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    12-11-2013, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  30. 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
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  31. 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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  32. 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
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    10-23-2013, 11:32 PM Go to last post
  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Simple problem in Excel

    delete this thread :)

    Started by mboricgs‎, 09-19-2013 07:34 AM
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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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
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  40. www.google.com

    Isn't google great?

    Started by Dason‎, 06-24-2013 04:53 PM
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  41. 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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  42. 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
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    05-25-2013, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  43. 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
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    05-19-2013, 12:10 AM Go to last post
  44. Help figuring this out...

    Three gentlemen, Prof. Plum, Mr. Green, and Col. Mustard, have offended each others' honor. They will settle their dispute with a duel truel with...

    Started by nipatel‎, 05-07-2013 08:27 PM
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  45. Open access journals - pros and cons

    Dear all, I wonder if it is reasonable to publish in these „new“ open-access journals like http://www.frontiersin.org/ For me it sounds like:...

    Started by Jacov‎, 09-03-2012 01:29 PM
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  46. Zombies: bigger threat than Raptors?

    Raptors are not the only thing to worry about: http://www.r-bloggers.com/the-dynamics-of-a-zombie-apocalypse/

    Started by bugman‎, 04-29-2013 08:18 PM
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  47. Who Doesn't Like Recursion and Math?

    So my CS class on discrete math, of which the teacher is far from expert, had a problem today the teacher basically had to blow off because it was a...

    Started by bryangoodrich‎, 04-16-2013 11:00 PM
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    04-22-2013, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  48. What happened to the chat box?

    I can't read or participate in the chat on the main page anymore. Has the rules (e.g requires members to have 200+ posts) for participating in the...

    Started by Englund‎, 04-15-2013 04:29 PM
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    04-16-2013, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  49. Dear Google, please index these too! (a room for keeping valuable unpublished talks)

    I personally found the recent conversation so valuable, I can't stand seeing it flushes away. I hope future readers and Googlers can contribute...

    Started by victorxstc‎, 04-12-2013 11:36 AM
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  50. Dilbert

    What's scary is I keep thinking through the logic of that... I guess it assumes sampling with replacement

    Started by noetsi‎, 03-21-2013 02:38 PM
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  51. 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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    03-07-2013, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  52. Forum Member Interview Thread?

    A while ago I proposed to a few people the idea of creating a "Forum Member Interview" type thread. Well there would probably be multiple threads...

    Started by Dason‎, 04-29-2012 09:27 PM
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  53. [SOLVED] netflix on linux mint

    There's is an extremely important question that urgently demands the immediate attention of someone with the skills to solve the consequential...

    Started by trinker‎, 12-22-2012 09:46 PM
    linux, netflix
    • Replies: 6
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    02-24-2013, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  54. talkstats in r-bloggers

    Anyone else see this? I thought I'd share since I found it pretty interesting... ...

    Started by bugman‎, 02-13-2013 03:30 AM
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    02-13-2013, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  55. 100'000 (+10)

    TalkStats can now celebrate its 100'000th posting.

    Started by Karabiner‎, 01-29-2013 01:42 PM
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    01-30-2013, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  56. Who saw Dexter last night?

    Any predictions for Season 7's finale?

    Started by S-C-3-1-3‎, 12-10-2012 07:20 PM
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    01-05-2013, 06:03 AM Go to last post
  57. Wink Question on Confidence Intervals

    The data below record the concentration, X, in 13 water samples collected from a river: X: 5.1 5.7 7.5 8.1 5.8 6.1 3.1 7.1...

    Started by AKUMA‎, 12-10-2012 05:38 PM
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    12-10-2012, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  58. Calculator, anyone?

    Hey everyone, What is everyone's calculator of choice? I exclusively use HP calculators, but realized yesterday I am the only one in my class...

    Started by S-C-3-1-3‎, 12-07-2012 02:13 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-07-2012, 03:42 PM Go to last post
  59. [Interview]: Interview with a cookie fanatic: Get to know Jake

    Jake has kindly offered to be interviewed for the greater good. Jake has been around for over a year now, he is a PhD candidate in social...

    Started by bugman‎, 10-03-2012 07:37 PM
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    12-04-2012, 01:15 AM Go to last post

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