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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 05:35 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 09:22 PM
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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 06:32 AM
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  1. Who Deserves a commission? HELP with a statistical formula please

    If I had introduced punchcards in my restaurant and wanted to positively encourage the usage for my cashiers, how might I decide who has been the...

    Started by notgood@stats‎, 02-25-2015 11:58 AM
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  2. Best Statistical Add-On To Excel?

    Hello everyone, I was hoping someone could tell me what the best statistical addons are to excel that are under $400? I was looking at...

    Started by MattTC13‎, 09-20-2012 10:04 PM
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  3. spunky's compendium of philosophy of science videos/podcasts

    this gentleman here said that if he had a microphone he would make vlogs or podcasts about philosophy of science. until now, no vlogs or podcasts...

    Started by spunky‎, 02-10-2015 10:45 PM
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  4. Smile Mean statistician

    :):D:tup::yup::cool:

    Started by quark‎, 01-16-2015 11:20 PM
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    01-20-2015, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  5. Need help to produce standard

    Hi guys I need help since I am very new in the area of research. Actually my supervisor asked me to produce a standard from the existed data...

    Started by razzmatazz5637‎, 01-14-2015 10:56 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-15-2015, 03:07 AM Go to last post
  6. [ASK] Influential Mathematicians in Statistics

    Who are they? And what are their contributions in statistics? I've only ever heard of Bayes, Newton, and Poisson but don't know about the details....

    Started by Monox D. I-Fly‎, 01-11-2015 11:05 PM
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  7. [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 01:20 AM
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  8. Reliability, validity, cronbach alpha figures for Method/measures section

    Hi, My research is on people on particular visas in the US, i.e., immigrants and mostly Asians. In my methods section when I write about the ...

    Started by psy_vm‎, 01-11-2015 04:31 PM
    cronbach's alpha, measures, rating scale, reliability, validity
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  9. Statsic: Making sense of stats

    A while ago, I needed to make a decision and being the geek I am, I had to gather as much data as I could beforehand. The most important factor was...

    Started by oxplot‎, 01-11-2015 11:26 AM
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  10. 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 08:45 AM
    mac, statistical software
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  11. Unhappy Relationship between PP and Oil Prices - Need help with formula

    Hello, I'm not sure if this the right place to seek help, I'm based in a remote part of Burma where internet is piss poor, trying to access this page...

    Started by donc‎, 01-09-2015 04:25 AM
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  12. Question Statistics source Chinese Automotive Industry/German Automotive industry patent regis

    Dear All, Im trying to compare the number of patents created in the Chinese automotive industry compared to the German automotive industry. The...

    Started by maxkuba‎, 01-07-2015 11:48 PM
    automotive industry, china, patent, source
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    01-08-2015, 02:50 AM Go to last post
  13. [ASK] Histogram and Frequency Polygon

    When we make a histogram. do we really have to write the lower limits and upper limits in each meeting points of the bars? Can I write the lower...

    Started by Monox D. I-Fly‎, 01-05-2015 10:34 PM
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  14. Is there a widely accepted name for this kind of chart?

    The chart is located at this website: http://www.parthenon.com/parthenon_proj/index.html Bonus question: Does anyone know which R package would...

    Started by Injektilo‎, 12-30-2014 03:46 PM
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    12-31-2014, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  15. Something for the movie buffs and data visualisation geeks

    http://www.datapointed.net/2011/01/movie-original-sequel-quality-comparison-graph/

    Started by bugman‎, 12-30-2014 03:40 PM
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    12-30-2014, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  16. [Box Plot] Got Confused by My Textbook

    I am writing a book about tables and diagrams. Now I am preparing to do a box plot sub-chapter. However, I find some difficulties here. In my...

    Started by Monox D. I-Fly‎, 12-29-2014 09:23 AM
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    12-30-2014, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  17. Laptop

    I am going to purchase a laptop for home use, most like will place newer Microsoft operating system on it. Uses will include: -basic Microsoft...

    Started by hlsmith‎, 12-29-2014 10:00 AM
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  18. What becomes of old stat journals?

    As I look at my cluttered garage and notice boxes of old-ish stat journals and things like Amstat News, I wonder... Is there any demand or market for...

    Started by Chip‎, 12-23-2014 09:35 PM
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    12-24-2014, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  19. [ASK] About Table and Chart

    I want to ask something. There are tables which do not contain any number. The one I want to ask is what is the term for a table which doesn't...

    Started by Monox D. I-Fly‎, 12-22-2014 12:07 PM
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    12-22-2014, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  20. Why Average Number of Employees Instead of Total Number of Employees?

    I do not have a background in statistics, but I was looking at coal mine employment information on the U.S. Energy Information Administration's...

    Started by JohnnyBrooklyn‎, 11-21-2014 07:46 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-21-2014, 10:33 PM Go to last post
  21. Attack in Canada

    I am not sure this is a valid discussion on this board, which is about statistics, but there was an apparent terrorist attack in Canada today where...

    Started by noetsi‎, 10-22-2014 04:27 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-23-2014, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  22. B.A in Stats or B.A in accounting

    Can anyone comment on the practicality and value of these degrees? My hunch is that a B.A in accounting is more practical and requires less work and...

    Started by StilloftheNight‎, 10-06-2014 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-06-2014, 04:53 PM Go to last post
  23. risk assessment

    Hi! Do you think that someone who already lives in a place "x" with a 10 times higher chance of being hit by a very unlikely disaster (such as a...

    Started by Tarma‎, 10-03-2014 05:25 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-04-2014, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  24. Testing our knowledge of a new method

    Hello, I have a simple (or maybe absurd) question. E.g. you read an article about some econometric method and understand all the formulas and...

    Started by cojako‎, 09-17-2014 01:13 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-18-2014, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  25. Please help!

    I would be SO grateful if anyone could help me with my poor stats know-how. My experiment involves data from patient tissue before and after...

    Started by Charlie22‎, 09-16-2014 06:08 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-16-2014, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  26. Silly question

    If you chose an answer to this question at random what is the chance you will be correct? A) 25% B) 50% C) 0% D) 25% I think this is a...

    Started by noetsi‎, 09-15-2014 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    09-15-2014, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  27. 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 05:17 PM
    interview, statistical methods
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    09-12-2014, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  28. Robustness of Outlier Tests

    The linked article "A Problem With Outlier Tests" by Dr. Donald Wheeler is an interesting read. Dr. Wheeler is a prominent voice in industrial...

    Started by Miner‎, 09-03-2014 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-03-2014, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  29. Question A question of sample size.

    Hi All, I think I'm going to commit the cardinal internet forum sin and make my first post a possibly boneheaded question for people who have ...

    Started by Sean T‎, 08-27-2014 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-29-2014, 05:26 AM Go to last post
  30. Attention Ecologists...

    Here is an interesting article: http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/ecology-explaining-less-and-less

    Started by bugman‎, 08-27-2014 08:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-27-2014, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  31. Brainstorming!!

    I have a lot of data and I donít know what to do with it. In Oslo where I live we have a bike sharing system called Oslo bysykkel. The system is...

    Started by rasmusson‎, 07-23-2014 03:55 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-19-2014, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  32. 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 04:17 AM
    movies, statistics
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    08-01-2014, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  33. How to run a fair drawing for door prizes?

    Given that you're the organizer for an door prize drawing that has 10 prizes ranging in value from $100 to $1. Everyone in attendance for the...

    Started by msmith‎, 07-28-2014 08:19 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-29-2014, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  34. Univariate, Multivariate OR: how to read a table like this??

    Hi all, I'm goint to get into the magic world of statistics. I'm studying but I am alone and I need some help. Can someone explain me the...

    Started by attorianzo‎, 07-27-2014 11:14 AM
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    07-27-2014, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  35. Root mean square error

    I have got a set of wind speed data for weibull analysis. And I need to calculate root mean square error (RMSE) for statistical test.How do I...

    Started by Champ1on‎, 07-21-2014 05:19 AM
    rmse, weibull
    • Replies: 5
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    07-25-2014, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  36. Outlier removal in Glycaemic Index testing

    Hi all, Hoping you can clarify for me on the appropriateness of method of outlier removal in GI testing. It is part of the ISO standard that...

    Started by timpellis‎, 07-20-2014 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    07-23-2014, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  37. What statistical analysis do I need to make and how? (beginner question)

    I have one variable 'Var1' with membership data (0,1,2,3 or 4) (let's say = no education, 1 = elemtary school 2= college etc.) I have another...

    Started by trexter‎, 07-10-2014 08:33 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-10-2014, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  38. Benefits of a B.A in Statistics for everyday life?

    Do you feel there is anything a statistics degree at the B.A level offers that helps one see and understand things more about everyday life, be it...

    Started by StilloftheNight‎, 07-05-2014 04:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 335
    07-06-2014, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  39. Automotive Data Sources

    Hey everyone, I am trying to find a source of information that will tell me sales volume of specific automotive manufacturers by state. The only...

    Started by Number‎, 06-26-2014 05:28 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-26-2014, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  40. HELP: Quantification of an Odd "Lifetime Phenomenon"

    Hello all, I'm an engineer/coder whose statistical-logic insights are good, but lacking. I had a very strange incident today in my childhood...

    Started by KihOshk‎, 06-06-2014 11:02 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,082
    06-09-2014, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  41. Satorra-Bentler Scaled Chi-Square

    Hi everyone, I am an aspiring wanna-be-psychometrician. I do have some notions on the topic. Is there anyone who could explain me with...

    Started by Moanah‎, 06-04-2014 12:55 PM
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    06-06-2014, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  42. Figring out where missing parenthesis goes in Trigonometric functions formula

    I trying to figure out a bounding box (locations within a square mile of a center point) on a globe. This is more complicated than the traditional...

    Started by trinker‎, 06-01-2014 06:25 PM
    trigonometric
    • Replies: 3
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    06-01-2014, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  43. Problems with merging CRSP with Compustat-CRSP merged

    Hello, For my thesis I would like to merge CRSP with Compustat-CRSP merged. Crsp mainly covers stock market data from exchanges: NYSE, AMEX,...

    Started by Robert22‎, 05-22-2014 05:25 AM
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    05-22-2014, 05:25 AM Go to last post
  44. Has your research paper been rejected by the journal?

    Hey, you don't need to worry anymore, Check out the video. hS_z21qgTBU

    Started by carole1‎, 05-20-2014 03:20 AM
    research paper rejected, research publishing
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    05-20-2014, 03:20 AM Go to last post
  45. Test grade

    I took a test 2 weeks ago and the professor handed back the grades today. The average was 48 Low 18 High 84 my grade was 60 I'm not sure...

    Started by zin.rokh‎, 05-17-2014 04:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-17-2014, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  46. sources for mortality data

    by country , province , agegroups , gender , race , year/month/day , cause , ... best is NCHS with all the anonymized death certificates , USA...

    Started by gsgs‎, 05-15-2014 06:59 AM
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    05-15-2014, 06:59 AM Go to last post
  47. tabling results

    i have a anova on ranks table and a tukey test , i'm not sure how to (if possible) put all this into one nice table :confused:

    Started by kuragehime91‎, 05-11-2014 12:23 PM
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    05-11-2014, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  48. Infinite Monkey Theorem flaw?

    Hello everybody, I think I have found a flaw in the Infinite monkey theorem. I came to the conclusion that codes (such as a sample of written...

    Started by alonsovener‎, 09-07-2010 04:42 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-07-2014, 09:26 PM Go to last post
  49. Question how are Standardized Coefficients are calculated from Unstandardized Coefficients?

    hi can you please tell me the formula for this? or is there any online calculator for this? thanks in advance !

    Started by hirastikanah‎, 05-04-2014 09:24 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-04-2014, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  50. Non-homework probability question.

    Hello, I have a question related to an online game I play. Suppose you have 100 marbles in a bag. 70 are red, 15 are yellow, 10 green, and 5...

    Started by mclark‎, 04-30-2014 11:43 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 387
    04-30-2014, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  51. Question Is it acceptable to use Cronbach's alpha to assess reliability for Yes/No questions?

    hi Is it acceptable to use Cronbach's alpha to assess reliability for Yes/No questions? if no, what should i do?! there are 5 questions (with...

    Started by hirastikanah‎, 04-27-2014 12:34 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 567
    04-28-2014, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  52. 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 07:56 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 859
    04-27-2014, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  53. 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 08:26 PM
    colors
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 343
    04-12-2014, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  54. 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 04:22 AM
    governance, neighbourhood, small area estimates
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 362
    04-03-2014, 04:22 AM Go to last post
  55. 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 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 332
    03-25-2014, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  56. 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 01:57 AM
    latex, [r]
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 533
    02-28-2014, 02:42 AM Go to last post
  57. 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 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 663
    02-21-2014, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  58. 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 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 341
    02-20-2014, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  59. 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 06:13 AM
    hamming distance, presence/absence, r-studio
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 327
    02-19-2014, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  60. 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 01:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 517
    02-15-2014, 05:31 AM Go to last post

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