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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Interesting (non-research) Statistics Articles

    We all see interesting articles online in various places. I figured it would be nice to have a place to share these articles. I'll start with an...

    Started by Dason‎, 01-19-2014 04:35 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why are so few questions being answered?

    I am a software developer, currently in graduate school for general mathematics, who intends a career in statistical programming. I have begun...

    Started by SlideRule‎, 02-05-2009 08:22 PM
    • Replies: 13
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Math Typesetting in LaTex

    Talk Stats forum now supports math typesetting in LaTex. We have added two tags math] and /math]. Include your LaTex code within the tags and...

    Started by quark‎, 03-01-2010 05:32 AM
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  1. Probability of meeting a friend on the motorway in stopped traffic

    Hi and thanks for reading this. The other day I was traveling on the motorway back home, at about 35 miles from my home, an emergency helicopter...

    Started by Petr0‎, 04-16-2014 06:56 AM
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  2. useful maybe?

    For those who take pride and are interested in data visualisation - you might fing this site useful . Full of colour palettes to inspire. ...

    Started by bugman‎, 04-12-2014 07:26 PM
    colors
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    04-12-2014, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  3. Question Small area estimates in governance

    Colleagues, I'm interested in the use of small area estimates in local governance. I would appreciate if some of you could point me to...

    Started by konradz‎, 04-03-2014 03:22 AM
    governance, neighbourhood, small area estimates
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  4. Need help to identify an appropriate way to analyze data !

    Hi group members, I am shamima, a recent graduate in Biostatistics from University of Waterloo, ON, Canada and I am new to this forum. Currently I...

    Started by Zaman‎, 03-25-2014 01:03 PM
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    03-25-2014, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  5. R to latex

    I've recently learned to output R figures and tables as latex code that I can then easily call into a document. Given the popularity of things like...

    Started by ted00‎, 02-28-2014 12:57 AM
    latex, [r]
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    02-28-2014, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  6. Weighted arithmetic mean of percentages

    Hi everyone, I got a basic question I can't quite wrap my head around. The following values for occurrences from a table: Group 1 average 60%...

    Started by statcat‎, 02-20-2014 01:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-21-2014, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  7. Help!! Chi squared Test

    Hello, I have the following data set: Autism: 10, 4, 1, 0, Total 15 Total: 213, 146, 25, 24, Total 408 Sheds: 0, 1, 2, 3 The data...

    Started by ens007‎, 02-20-2014 01:44 PM
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  8. Hamming distance for Presence-Absence

    Hi, I am trying to compare species presents into specific areas and look for comparison. I don't have aboundance data but Presence-absence in the...

    Started by flo85‎, 02-19-2014 05:13 AM
    hamming distance, presence/absence, r-studio
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  9. Newbie question

    Hello, I hope this is the right place to post this question. Sorry, I have little knowledge of stats, so not sure where to start. I am looking...

    Started by Geofract‎, 02-13-2014 12:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-15-2014, 04:31 AM Go to last post
  10. PowerAndSampleSize.com

    So I'm starting a website (see thread title) devoted to statistical power analysis and sample size determination. Why? B/c I make power/sample size...

    Started by ted00‎, 02-07-2014 03:06 AM
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    calculator, online, power, sample size
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    02-12-2014, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Is regression more important/broader than Anova?

    Hello In my book which has been used for 3 courses in probability and statistics they give Anova and regression almost the same abount of space....

    Started by Samwell‎, 02-05-2014 01:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-05-2014, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  12. Rank factor

    Hi all, I collected data that has been given ranking from 1 to 13 by respondent, as show below H All, I have a survey data as show below ...

    Started by kumar_suraj‎, 02-02-2014 12:27 PM
    spss
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    02-05-2014, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  13. Question questions about manifest and latent variables

    hi i have 2 main questions Latent variables are unobserved variables that are measured by multiple observed items(called manifest variables). ...

    Started by hirastikanah‎, 01-30-2014 08:02 AM
    latent variable, manifest variable
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  14. {LINUX] Update warnings

    I have a problem with updatin my sysytem (LINUX MINT 14 MATE ED.). This is just a sample of the output: W: Failed to fetch...

    Started by bugman‎, 11-03-2013 01:18 AM
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    01-19-2014, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  15. how many citations before an article is "influential"?

    i am in need of conducting a "systematic" review of sort of "influential" articles. i thought the best way to consider an article as "influential" is...

    Started by spunky‎, 01-12-2014 02:51 PM
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    01-12-2014, 06:36 PM Go to last post
  16. How to answer such interview questions?

    Hi All, I recently had an interview for a position of a Statistical analyst, and I got asked a very interesting and unusual question, that I had...

    Started by info_seekeR‎, 01-12-2014 04:17 PM
    interview, statistical methods
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    01-12-2014, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  17. Question research topic

    Hi everyone , I am post graduate student studying statistics .There is a national level conference ,am applying for that and need to submit a oral...

    Started by statistic22‎, 01-12-2014 04:58 AM
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  18. Senior year of high school

    I am going into my senior year of high school which means it's time to start looking into colleges. I can't believe how much is involved with all of...

    Started by henald‎, 01-04-2014 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-04-2014, 06:53 AM Go to last post
  19. newbie question

    I took a stats class about 20 years ago so apologizes up front if the answer here should be obvious. Scenario is an online forum where there is...

    Started by Willied‎, 10-08-2013 02:30 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-31-2013, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  20. Reliability for summation index from binary variables

    Hello all. This might be simple to some of you but I'm stuck with it at the moment. Hence this call for help. I'm trying to create a sum index...

    Started by ngducan‎, 12-29-2013 05:05 AM
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  21. University Survey on Parallel Computing in Statistics

    Dear colleagues, I hope that the initiative below is appropriate and of interest to be posted through the Talk Stats forum. The Centre for...

    Started by mattia.prosperi‎, 10-22-2013 11:15 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-12-2013, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  22. Is my data ordinal or categorical?

    Hi, I am new to statistics and working on a project as part of a psychology degree. The project involves observing a parent and child interacting and...

    Started by oreiken‎, 12-09-2013 03:17 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-11-2013, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  23. Post Senslope as a percentage

    Hi, I found a way to express the nonparametric senslope (which is a median slope joining all pairs of observations) by dividing the senslope by...

    Started by TSSASTAT‎, 12-10-2013 01:55 PM
    minitab, percentage, slope analysis, stats, theil-sen
    • Replies: 0
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    12-10-2013, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  24. Question on weighting of survey data

    Hi there, I have recently concluded a survey and am working on the weighting of the survey data. I would like to weight the survey data by...

    Started by Moh555‎, 02-14-2013 03:17 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-20-2013, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  25. Statistics in Movies

    Dear Friends, We are planning to organize a statistics workshop for high school students. In this workshop, we need to screen a movie which uses...

    Started by statistics.workshop‎, 11-04-2013 03:17 AM
    movies, statistics
    • Replies: 8
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    11-04-2013, 08:59 AM Go to last post
  26. Odd statistical argument needs resolution, thanks.

    Hi all. I'm having a silly argument online and I need help as my statistics skills are self-taught and very spotty, at best. I assert that, in a...

    Started by Saijanai‎, 10-31-2013 09:45 AM
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  27. Yet another reason of why you should NEVER replicate a published study...

    on my friday lab meeting (which i will sadly be missing because i'm going to Disney World!!! wooohoo!!!) we will be discussing the article, the...

    Started by spunky‎, 10-30-2013 03:18 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-31-2013, 07:59 AM Go to last post
  28. Beginner question: similairity between samples

    hello forum, at first i want to appologize for may be asking some simple straighforward question, because i don't have much background in...

    Started by Zmicier‎, 08-20-2013 07:31 AM
    beginner, similairity, statistics
    • Replies: 6
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    10-17-2013, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  29. Multivariate analyis and MANOVA

    Hey I couldn't find an appropriate section to post this in so planting it here in the general discussion forum. Currently doing a project and...

    Started by Namkul‎, 10-11-2013 01:28 PM
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  30. how to prove the set conculsion:(B-A)U A=B (if A is subset of B)?

    how to prove the set conculsion:(B-A)U A=B (if A is subset of B)?

    Started by luofeiyu‎, 10-03-2013 03:25 AM
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    10-03-2013, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  31. Attempting to fix the Online Data Repository

    There are a few data set repositories online, and some of them have gained a degree of popularity with academics and data scientists. However,...

    Started by alessandro‎, 09-12-2013 08:01 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-12-2013, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  32. Talking Do TSers pick threads with titles indicating misery or urgent help?

    Following our previous talk, I wanted to compare two TS members right now. I counted how many threads of two TSers had titles like "Please help",...

    Started by victorxstc‎, 09-05-2013 04:50 PM
    chi-square
    • Replies: 2
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    09-06-2013, 05:16 AM Go to last post
  33. Question License plate number probability

    I have a real life probability question. California license plates are 7 digits. This actually happened: My sister received a randomly...

    Started by caffine‎, 04-13-2013 07:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-22-2013, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  34. Random numbers

    Generally, I use NORMDIST() function to generate random numbers giving Mean and SD of my choice (based on the data set I have). Is there any way...

    Started by raza‎, 10-13-2008 01:06 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    08-18-2013, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  35. CI for p doesn't match hypothesis test.

    I knew it was possible but never actually ran into it before with some real data. The confidence interval for p produced by R didn't match the...

    Started by Dason‎, 08-13-2013 01:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-14-2013, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  36. DEATH TO Tabachnick !!!!!

    .... just sayin'

    Started by spunky‎, 08-13-2013 07:42 PM
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    08-13-2013, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  37. The Fraction That Is Random

    The number of random strings of uniform distribution out of all of the possible strings of bits that are n bits in length is a fraction that would...

    Started by jamesadrian‎, 08-05-2013 07:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-06-2013, 10:17 AM Go to last post
  38. [Measurement] What do we need to know about the differences for interval measurement?

    I've working again on my off-again on-again attempt to provide a guide to the whole controversy of admissable statistics. Something's troubling me...

    Started by CowboyBear‎, 08-01-2013 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-03-2013, 02:05 AM Go to last post
  39. Question need help with ANOVA

    Hello everybody, I am new to the forum and not well versed in statistics. Below is a question from a reviewer from one of my manuscripts. I really...

    Started by aura‎, 07-24-2013 05:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-25-2013, 12:29 AM Go to last post
  40. Is this sample representative?

    I have a sample of 1500 items electronic items collected. 109 items out of them were taken to be dismantled. I performed ANOVA and Dummy regression...

    Started by looli12‎, 07-22-2013 02:23 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-22-2013, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  41. Question Kindly need advise: what statistical package runs well on MAC?

    Hi all, I kindly need your advise, what statistical package that has full MAC support? I already have SPSS and R, but I try to use any variant of...

    Started by putrifp‎, 07-17-2013 07:45 AM
    mac, statistical software
    • Replies: 3
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    07-17-2013, 11:12 AM Go to last post
  42. [LINUX QUESTION] Remove text from desktop icons

    This is more of and aesthetics issue, but recently I upgraded to MINT 14 and I would like to remove the text from my "computer" and "home" desktop...

    Started by bugman‎, 05-16-2013 02:49 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-15-2013, 06:00 AM Go to last post
  43. Sample size to guarantee I have at least ONE part from the lower 25% of the populatio

    Parts came from supplier with a heat treat process missing. Parts are soft, ranging from 16 to 21, Mean = 18, SD=1.26 (should be Rc 28 or greater)...

    Started by BobQA‎, 06-30-2013 08:34 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-02-2013, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  44. Lightbulb Hello Everyone- help me out with an applied Geography problem?

    Hey folks- hope this is the right place to post this- I'm new here so if not don't be too harsh on me. :) Anyways I am about four years out of my...

    Started by machwon‎, 07-01-2013 01:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-01-2013, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  45. [SOLVED] Need a Software Recommendation for Time Series Analysis and Oracle Database

    Help!! I am an entry-level professional with a degree in Mathematics. My new position is in the transportation logistics field, and I am the...

    Started by mlangosch‎, 07-01-2013 07:58 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-01-2013, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  46. How poor statistics led to conviction for murder: the case of Lucia de Berk

    I thought this might be of interest to some of you. Some time ago in my country, The Netherlands, a nurse was wrongly convicted for murder of several...

    Started by Junes‎, 06-20-2013 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-29-2013, 02:46 AM Go to last post
  47. Statistical analysis on online betting industry?

    Hi! i'm currently working for an online betting company and i would need some help on how to come up with risk indications. I believe some...

    Started by chenpohan‎, 06-20-2013 04:24 AM
    correlation analysis, outlier detection, statistical analysis
    • Replies: 0
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    06-20-2013, 04:24 AM Go to last post
  48. Default Bayesian alternatives to some simple models

    This thread is more to kick off a discussion than ask questions exactly... maybe even a bit of debate? Ok, so we've all heard time and again that...

    Started by CowboyBear‎, 04-11-2013 12:45 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
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    06-12-2013, 05:40 AM Go to last post
  49. [Interview] SPUNKY IN YOUR FACE

    It's been a while since we've had an interview thread! Spunky graciously accepted the request to do an interview. Spunky has been a member since...

    Started by Dason‎, 05-31-2013 12:20 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 83
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    06-04-2013, 12:08 AM Go to last post
  50. Ultimate Gambling Question

    Hi. I wonder if you can help me. I very much believe that it is possible to make long-term profits by betting on ante post accumulators in sports...

    Started by moggis‎, 05-28-2013 05:25 AM
    gambling
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 459
    05-28-2013, 08:15 AM Go to last post
  51. Unhappy Need help understanding an answer to a stats question

    Can someone please explain an answer I received for the following stats quiz? The background: The cost of college has increased. Massively. But...

    Started by ickyouse‎, 05-22-2013 09:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 404
    05-22-2013, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  52. Unhappy Statistics exam in 3 weeks!

    Hey guys, I have my basic business statistics exam in 3 weeks. It's my second try. I'm currently looking pretty ****ty for it, i'm stressed as...

    Started by s3334120‎, 05-22-2013 04:13 AM
    exam, study tips
    • Replies: 0
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    05-22-2013, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  53. Why 30 as sample size?

    I've read that 30 is a good rule of thumb in most cases for an adequate sample size. Most places say that this is just an agreed upon approximation...

    Started by Marcmancinelli‎, 04-28-2013 05:39 PM
    sample size
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 4,884
    05-17-2013, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  54. US investment data source

    Hello! I'm really sorry that my question is somewhat off-topic, but I'd be really grateful if you could still help me. I'm searching for data...

    Started by Amanda_UK‎, 05-16-2013 11:36 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    05-16-2013, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  55. Angry mixture of experts of time sereis

    hello, Someone here has to do with the Mixture of Experts model? I need help in parameter estimation. Please help me.

    Started by amintc‎, 05-11-2013 02:57 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-15-2013, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  56. Why do these patterns occur in powers

    A strange question but something I have wondered for a long time. If you look at the differences in squares there is an obvious pattern. o 1 ...

    Started by noetsi‎, 05-02-2013 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 453
    05-02-2013, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  57. Need help to formulate a research design

    HI, I am trying to find out the factors that effect the users adoption of internet banking. I have prepared a questionnaire and have been...

    Started by zombie‎, 04-19-2013 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 560
    04-19-2013, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  58. Statistics Resources and Worksheets

    Hi, I am doing an exam and would like more practice. I thought I saw a sticky on here, similar to the one titled, "Info for R users (Links,...

    Started by S-C-3-1-3‎, 04-17-2013 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 409
    04-17-2013, 11:59 PM Go to last post
  59. lmer, p-values and all that, an essay by Douglas Bates.

    Dear Forum people, I found this highly enjoyable to read, and after a few discussion on lmer, likelihood-ratios test, AIC selection and anova...

    Started by TheEcologist‎, 04-17-2013 06:42 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 769
    04-17-2013, 06:42 AM Go to last post
  60. Every chat GretaGarbo has ever posted

    I think Greta would hunt me down if I followed through on the thread title...

    Started by Dason‎, 04-12-2013 04:10 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 658
    04-13-2013, 01:46 PM Go to last post

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