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# Forum: General Discussion

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1. ### 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...

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07-27-2016, 04:37 AM
2. ### 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...

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06-03-2015, 05:41 PM
3. ### 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...

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04-09-2010, 09:24 AM
1. ### Autocorrelation With Breusch Godfrey Serial Correlation LM Test Data Panel EVIEWS 9

Autocorrelation Data Panel EVIEWS 9, also known as serial correlation, is the correlation of a signal with a delayed copy of itself as a function of...

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03-16-2017, 02:40 PM
2. ### How to generate data that meets two requirments

Hello I am trying to generate a random set of data that should have a certain shape, lets say a normal distribution shape, where its maximum value...

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02-25-2017, 06:01 PM
3. ### Beginner Help

Hi, Need a bit of help with appropriate statistical test to use. I have six groups in which each individual achieves a score in a amount of...

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02-22-2017, 01:45 PM
4. ### Stats Help needed for a project!

Hi Stats Fans, I need your help, as I am stuck with data I collected for a project. I am currently gathering responses about mitigation strategies...

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01-29-2017, 03:15 AM
5. ### Nonlinear least squares method and its assumptions

I know that when estimating and using ordinary least squares, irregular terms have to be iid N(0, σ2 ). Now I want to use nonlinear least squares...

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12-13-2016, 06:40 AM
6. ### Best Calculator?

New to Statistics and new to the forum. I am finishing an Into to Stats class and will be taking another one next year. At this time I'm...

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12-08-2016, 07:24 PM
7. ### Analyzing & weighing satisfaction survey data results.

I have a question for the group, say I'm a restaurant owner that distributes a satisfaction survey to my customers, asking them to rate multiple...

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11-29-2016, 10:59 AM
8. ### Newbie HR guy - how to best forecast retirements in company

Hi - I am a HR professional looking to self learn statistical modeling for new responsibilities at work..Need to forecast no. of employees who may...

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11-24-2016, 12:25 PM
9. ### Poll: Employer using Timetracking data to compare averages is not statistically sound?

I work at a tropical fish wholsaler, on land as an aquarist. My job is to keep the animals alive, disease-free, happy and healthy. We have over 15...

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11-23-2016, 01:16 AM
10. ### I''ll appreciate your help! TY

Hello, I am selling books in 3 different locations and what I do is order books from other places via online then re-sell. I would just like to...

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10-19-2016, 01:35 PM
11. ### How to get started with machine learning techniques

I'm about a couple months into learning machine learning concepts and would really like general guidance on how to proceed with analysis' using R. ...

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10-14-2016, 11:49 AM
12. ### Candy Preference and Age

I was getting ready to go to bed last night and my wife asked me what type of chocolate candy I prefer from a list of 4, then what type of sugary...

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10-14-2016, 06:23 AM
13. ### Machine learning books

Hey guys, im currently writing my masters thesis using predictive tools for toxicity (structure activity relationship as well as all kinds of...

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10-03-2016, 07:22 PM
14. ### Benefits of Understanding Statistics

Do you feel that understanding statistics at minimum on the undergraduate level benefits you personally in any way other than just for the sake of...

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09-11-2016, 11:21 AM
15. ### The choice of the method

Hi, Just would like to ask for some of your valuable advice! I am working on the project which would like to use the small sample to estimate...

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09-02-2016, 09:48 PM
16. ### Game theory? Optimal play in a social deduction game (Werewolf/Mafia)

Anyone interested in helping me with a problem I've got? It relates to the group social deduction game "Werewolf" (a variant on 'Mafia'),...

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08-14-2016, 01:54 AM
17. ### Missing Data Bias References

Hi there. I am currently writing a university level statistics dissertation. As part of the project I collected data on the personal characteristics...

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07-31-2016, 02:55 PM
18. ### How does the Central Limit Theorem explain the empirical rule? student question

How does the Central Limit Theorem explain the empirical rule? engineering student in need of some conceptual assistance? thanks

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07-30-2016, 10:52 PM
19. ### Your suggestion to answer data analysis question - Why ?

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07-30-2016, 12:20 PM
20. ### 1000+ posts, congrats vinux!

Just a Thread to congratulate vinux on his 1000th post.:eek: He's a person who is always ready to selflessly help the hundreds of people who come...

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07-20-2016, 06:36 PM
21. ### Stationarity of time series and VAR model

Hello, I have two variables, one is stationary I(0) and one is non-stationary I(1). Is it possible to make VAR model for these two variables if...

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06-20-2016, 07:27 AM
22. ### Binomial distribution and rolling dice

hello! I play a tabletop game and we roll dice for game outcomes. The dice have 8 sides and a certain result (lets call it a success) appears on 2...

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06-17-2016, 05:12 PM
23. ### Methods for data sample consistency

Hello, I would like to ask you for your opinion: I have one data sample, let´s say with 600 units used for calculating some statistics (for...

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05-31-2016, 02:17 AM
24. ### which stats test

I am trying to analyse my data but I do not know which stats test to apply to determine any relationship between results. I have ten units across a...

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05-30-2016, 08:19 AM
25. ### Calculated statistic for the college demographic and money spent on food?

Im working on the marketing portion of my business plan and am having a troublesome time locating any information specifying the college demographic...

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05-28-2016, 02:53 PM
26. ### Discrete labour aupply model

I want to use that model. I dont undestand it. Can anyone help me? In simple words?

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05-27-2016, 02:22 AM
27. ### Small samples and validity of scientific research

I often hear semi-informed people dismissing scientific studies that they don't like on the basis that the study used a "small" sample size. Rarely...

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05-09-2016, 12:54 PM
28. ### How to express the lack of statistical significance in Discussion.

Hi! my manuscript has been accepted to review. However, reviewers have some doubts about the next expression: ". Importantly, the lack of...

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05-09-2016, 09:15 AM
29. ### Poll: Casino Bonuses, Variance and expected value

I am looking to get some views on this from people on here, and would be interested to see what people think. I am an engineer. been a few years...

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05-02-2016, 07:08 PM
30. ### Pregnancy rate of unprotected sex between a young couple

This is an interesting study: "...that recruited 782 young couples who did not use artificial contraception and who carefully recorded the day of...

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04-22-2016, 06:09 AM
31. ### Statistical Errors in Research

http://www.smw.ch/docs/pdf200x/2007/03/smw-11587.pdf What are your opinions on this? How can possible even be? Aren't there supposed to be expert...

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04-20-2016, 04:09 PM
32. ### Discussion limitations of a study

Hi, I am writing a manuscript about a cohort study. I have not detect any statistical difference in some parameters in t-student but the number of...

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04-19-2016, 05:01 AM
33. ### Alcohol content in blood

I'm trying to code a programme to determine the maximum alcohol content in the blood during an evening of drinking as well as the time until one is...

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03-27-2016, 04:26 AM
34. ### Study design question- adjust for other exposure variables or examine subsets?

Figured it out. So deleted I guess

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03-27-2016, 03:23 AM
35. ### Combination, Permutation or Something Different?

Hi I'm working on a project but I'm not sure if I'm dealing with a Combination, Permutation or something different. I have 5 separate "select...

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03-26-2016, 09:18 AM
36. ### The ASA's statement on p-values is FINALLY HERE

even the magic of Disney World can't prevent me from nerding things out a little bit, especially when something THIS BIG. just came out. as some...

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03-08-2016, 02:21 PM
37. ### TUTORIAL Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) WINDEAP 2.1 (DEAP 2.1 FOR WINDOWS)

A Data Envelopment Analysis (Computer) Program, Win4DEAP (WINDEAP 2.1) provides a convivial Windows front end for DEAP 2.1 written by Tim Coelli

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03-07-2016, 01:23 AM
38. ### Cool Statistical Term Names

I thought it might be fun to draft a list of cool names for statistical terms/procedures. Since some of us may not be familiar with them or know...

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03-05-2016, 12:50 PM
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03-03-2016, 09:46 PM
40. ### Regression Ridge with NCSS

Regression Ridge with NCSS. The following figure shows a portion of the ridge regression output in NCSS (NCSS Statistical Software, 2007).

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02-19-2016, 01:09 AM
41. ### read DiCOM images using R

I have some DICOM format images for my project. I need tips to read it by using R and how to analyse the images?

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02-16-2016, 11:35 PM
42. ### how to test the significance of two Machine learning models with one dataset

HI all, am conducting research to prove the accuracy of Neural network greater than Logisitic then combine it with Genetic Algorithm (GA), so I...

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02-12-2016, 01:20 PM
43. ### Which statistic technique should I use?

I want to test relationship between an ordinal dependent variable and 3 independent variables: 2 ordinal and 1 categorical (7 categories). Is it...

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02-02-2016, 07:36 PM
44. ### Could Laplace's Demon be considered a Markov Process?

Hello everyone, I'm a new member. I teach chemistry and publish writing about science, which latter aim has motivated this post. My understanding...

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01-29-2016, 07:37 AM
45. ### Anybody up for helping out with a boardgame Dice and car probabilities?

Hello all I'm looking to Proto type a game I invented and would sure like to put the math side in line with the creativity Normally that occurs...

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01-20-2016, 02:06 PM

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...

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01-08-2016, 05:42 AM
47. ### Everybody curse Spunky

************** you spunky! I've come back to curse your name!!

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01-07-2016, 12:45 AM
48. ### Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) CRS With Warwick Data Envelopment Analysis (WDEA)

Data envelopment analysis or DEA is a linear programming technique developed in the work of Charnes, Cooper and Rhodes (1978). It is a non-parametric...

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01-03-2016, 01:33 AM
49. ### What books could you read to get a Statistics major?

I studied Philosophy and Math in college, and now that I'm out, I'm still interested in learning a few things, one of which is Stats. I've read a few...

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12-22-2015, 03:00 AM
50. ### comparing unequal data sets

I would like to compare the results from the tests I proformed. here is a link to the data The research project involved the application of a PEM...

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12-16-2015, 12:56 AM
51. ### Tutorial Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model Eviews 9

EViews 9 offers new tools for estimating and examining the properties of Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) models. ARDLs are standard least...

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12-12-2015, 03:18 AM
52. ### White Papers

I publish a free e-Magazine for SAS/R/SQL/MS Office. I would like to invite everyone here to subscribe and to submit their own white papers or tips...

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12-04-2015, 04:06 PM
53. ### Feedback on specific problem from "Understanding Society"?

Wave 5 of "Understanding Society" (the UK general/household panel dataset) has just been released. I've been full of anticipation... But I'm now...

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11-24-2015, 07:08 AM
54. ### State Space Models and Mathematical Statistics-studyng material

Hello. Any suggestion for books on these subjects? Much better if written for "Dummies", im particular for State Space Models. Thanks in advance...

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10-20-2015, 07:37 AM
55. ### 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...

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09-14-2015, 12:57 AM

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