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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. A birthday gift

    Hello, guys! Ive always been wanted to have a vacation house anywhere in California. This coming month is my birthday and my husband told me that we...

    Started by Mira Buchan‎, 09-12-2016 08:13 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-27-2016, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  2. State the last movie you watched and rate it

    Eye in the Sky: 4.5/5 stars. Great and powerful movie about the moral dilemmas that arise when debating the usage of drones when civilians are...

    Started by DV Man‎, 07-02-2016 06:18 PM
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  3. NFL Thread

    Any Birds fans? Any NFL fans in general on TS?

    Started by DV Man‎, 09-11-2016 11:53 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    09-22-2016, 01:33 AM Go to last post
  4. Looking for a software

    So earlier my boss said something along the lines of, "Find me a software that can help us prevent and correct adverse events." Any idea what sort of...

    Started by Sensible24‎, 09-12-2016 06:21 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-16-2016, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. Retina Web Security Scanner

    Hi! Anyone familiar with Retina Web Security Scanner? What is special about the app?

    Started by Annie Gott‎, 06-27-2016 01:29 PM
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    09-15-2016, 06:02 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. Thoughts on ISO Certification

    Just a random question. What are your thoughts on ISO certification? I've been hearing that most companies are eager to apply and pass the...

    Started by Stephanie Chapman‎, 09-05-2016 06:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  9. Compatible Devices for Video Conferencing

    I want to make use of our iPads or cellphones. I believe, it is important so that we could collaborate at once especially if unavoidable situation...

    Started by Sensible24‎, 08-23-2016 10:41 PM
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  10. Funny (smart) video about outliers

    Hi, I hope to post in the right section of the forum. Just to point out this funny video about the effect of the outliers on the mean:...

    Started by gianmarco‎, 12-09-2010 12:17 PM
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  11. Problem with Windows 7 login

    My forgot the admin password of my Windows computer so I downloaded a password recovery program called Ophcrack. When I tried to boot it from the USB...

    Started by lavaliga‎, 08-11-2016 03:37 AM
    computer, password, windows
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  12. Statistics Question(s) of the Day

    I saw the thread for statistical quote of the day and I thought it would be a good idea to start this one. I realize we get new questions everyday,...

    Started by Buckeye‎, 08-09-2016 11:31 AM
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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. Are there any good smart phone apps?

    Maybe an app with an easy to use z-table, t-table etc?

    Started by Buckeye‎, 07-24-2016 08:31 AM
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    07-25-2016, 06:03 AM Go to last post
  15. How to Interpret the Factor Analysis Findings

    Kindly If someone can help interpreting results as attached please

    Started by Zainab‎, 07-23-2016 03:36 PM
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  16. 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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  17. why i can not post my question?

    I tried 3 times until now. when odds ratio is not possible due to 0 outcome risk estimate can be calculated for the control group ( SPSS,...

    Started by Menekse‎, 07-04-2016 09:17 AM
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  18. Statistics Poetry

    Love the Motherland, Love Statistics In Life Some mock me for doing statistics Some loathe me and statistics Some donít understand what...

    Started by Karabiner‎, 02-08-2012 01:55 AM
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  19. 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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  20. 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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    06-13-2016, 01:29 AM Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    04-04-2016, 09:20 AM Go to last post
  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    12-06-2015, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  29. 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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  30. 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
  31. 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
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    09-17-2015, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  32. 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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  33. 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
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    07-14-2015, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  34. 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
  35. 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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    05-06-2015, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  36. 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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  37. 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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    03-12-2015, 03:30 PM Go to last post
  38. 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
  39. 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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    03-02-2015, 02:05 PM Go to last post
  40. 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
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  41. 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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    02-21-2015, 03:50 AM Go to last post
  42. 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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    02-04-2015, 06:44 AM Go to last post
  43. 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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    01-15-2015, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  44. "'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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    12-13-2014, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  45. 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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    10-20-2014, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  46. 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. Letís also assume we know the...

    Started by St210‎, 10-02-2014 01:42 PM
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  47. 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
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    09-03-2014, 05:06 AM Go to last post
  48. 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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    08-22-2014, 08:15 AM Go to last post
  49. Red face Statistics student video contest by Eurostat. Ä5k 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
  50. 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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  51. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    07-24-2014, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  52. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    07-03-2014, 07:21 AM Go to last post
  53. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    06-28-2014, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
    • Views: 1,382
    06-19-2014, 01:52 AM Go to last post
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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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  60. 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
    • Views: 1,329
    03-19-2014, 05:44 AM Go to last post

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