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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. Getting predictions right

    Hi, I am not a statistician so please forgive me if my question is not in order. I have been trying to work on some few prediction based on past...

    Started by kontrol‎, 06-20-2017 01:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 194
    06-21-2017, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 11:21 PM
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    06-02-2017, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  3. Chat on Slack

    Hi everybody. I started up a slack team for talkstats so we could have a nice way to chat with each other. If you don't know what slack is then...

    Started by Dason‎, 05-11-2017 08:42 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-02-2017, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    statistical quote
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  5. Software?

    Hi! Do you know a management system that can detect and correct compliance events and has the ability to run multiple types of workflows? I just...

    Started by Praise Gytha‎, 03-27-2017 04:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-27-2017, 09:25 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 02:55 AM
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    05-16-2017, 02:08 AM Go to last post
  7. If you are inclined to do so, post your daily medicines/supplements

    I am pretty sure this is an appropriate topic for a "Random Chat" forum, but if the mod's find it too intrusive, I am fine if they take it down. ...

    Started by DV Man‎, 11-06-2016 08:12 PM
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    04-24-2017, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  8. Question about statistics

    Hi all, I'm not exactly sure of the question I want to ask. I'm planning on pursuing a master's program for statistics beginning in the fall. But...

    Started by Buckeye‎, 04-04-2017 03:05 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-04-2017, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. A project for Energy and Utilities

    We had a short meeting and discussions about the roles of employees and our employer in reducing footprints within our company environment. For that,...

    Started by Sensible24‎, 03-07-2017 02:00 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-22-2017, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  12. Favorite Comics/Comics You Are Reading

    So we have a movie thread and a video game thread, and I thought why not a comic book thread? Surely, some of you read graphic novels from time to...

    Started by DV Man‎, 11-07-2016 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-16-2017, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  13. Probability of Retirement Planning success

    I just want to know your point of view about securing our future in terms of its probability of success. Of course, we always wish a 90-100% deal...

    Started by Sensible24‎, 02-02-2017 01:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,554
    02-20-2017, 03:38 AM Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. Telecom Expense Management?

    Our office is planning to get a telecom expense management system. Apparently, it is a system that does not only audits bills, but automates the...

    Started by Staci English‎, 11-18-2016 10:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,930
    01-18-2017, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  16. what is difference between mean and ,stander deviation/mean

    I want to know about statistics why we do statistics? what id difference between mean and stranded deviation/mean?

    Started by sughand‎, 12-14-2016 04:55 AM
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    12-14-2016, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  17. Give your essentials/things you use while coding/doing homework

    Everyone has things they need/like to use while working with R, SPSS, SAS, Excel, etc. or just doing homework in general. I like (sometimes need) ...

    Started by DV Man‎, 12-08-2016 09:15 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-08-2016, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  18. B2B Digital Marketing

    Hi! Anyone who knows what B2B Digital Marketing is? Is this better than other digital marketing?

    Started by lilypad‎, 11-16-2016 06:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,310
    11-24-2016, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  19. NFL Thread

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

    Started by DV Man‎, 09-11-2016 11:53 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    11-07-2016, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  20. hypothesis testing

    am having a problem with this question pls can someone here help me out? Question: In a study of myocardial transit times,appearance transit times...

    Started by Qted‎, 10-28-2016 04:51 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,190
    10-30-2016, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  21. Accepting credit card payments

    What do you call those things that people attach to devices like mobile phones and tablets to be able to accept credit card payments? My sister and I...

    Started by Sensible24‎, 09-30-2016 11:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-10-2016, 01:19 AM Go to last post
  22. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    10-08-2016, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    10-04-2016, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Views: 2,331
    09-27-2016, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Views: 2,346
    09-16-2016, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  26. 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 09:30 AM
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  27. 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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    09-09-2016, 08:49 AM Go to last post
  28. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    08-24-2016, 06:12 AM Go to last post
  29. 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 01:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-18-2016, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Replies: 0
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  31. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,040
    08-10-2016, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  32. 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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  33. 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
    • Replies: 12
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    07-07-2016, 03:01 AM Go to last post
  34. 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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    06-13-2016, 08:22 PM Go to last post
  35. 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
    • Replies: 11
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    06-13-2016, 01:29 AM Go to last post
  36. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    06-09-2016, 01:07 AM Go to last post
  37. 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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  38. 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
  39. 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
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,746
    03-17-2016, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  40. 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 02:12 PM
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    1 2
    calculus, statistics
    • Replies: 15
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    02-23-2016, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  41. 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 06:02 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-22-2015, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  42. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    12-09-2015, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  43. 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 09:46 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,910
    12-06-2015, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  44. 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
    • Views: 2,402
    11-11-2015, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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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  48. 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
    • Views: 2,809
    07-14-2015, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  49. 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
    • Views: 2,590
    06-29-2015, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  50. 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 09:39 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,046
    05-06-2015, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  51. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,842
    03-18-2015, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  52. 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
    • Views: 2,852
    03-12-2015, 03:30 PM Go to last post
  53. 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
    • Views: 2,475
    03-09-2015, 04:46 AM Go to last post
  54. 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 01:09 PM
    grading, test hypothesis
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,241
    03-02-2015, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  55. 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 06:38 AM
    homework help, project, research question, statistic, survey
    • Replies: 9
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    02-22-2015, 06:08 AM Go to last post
  56. 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 04:50 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,055
    02-21-2015, 04:50 AM Go to last post
  57. 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 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 7,545
    02-04-2015, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  58. 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 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,849
    01-15-2015, 10:42 AM Go to last post
  59. "'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 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,820
    12-13-2014, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  60. 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
    • Views: 2,306
    10-20-2014, 02:57 PM Go to last post

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