Archives de Tag: Statistics

Bookmark: 42, or why statistics are magic

Pie chartMatt Parker discusses the power of statistics to say what one would like to hear:

By their very nature, statistics can only be misused when the audience doesn’t bother checking them. Statistics are just a numerical summary of evidence that has been collected. They give people the starting point to delve directly into that evidence and see if the arguments hold together.

A nice summary of why none should believe numbers without checking them.

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Publié par le 29 septembre 2010 dans Bookmark, Science


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Journal club: Papers to read from BMC Bioinfo, PNAS, Science

After several airport adventures because of French air controllers’ strike on Tuesday, September 7, I’m back. Here are a bunch of papers which just came out:

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Publié par le 10 septembre 2010 dans Science


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