[Edu-sig] Python and statistics

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Thu Nov 25 15:15:22 CET 2004

My son is coming home from college for the long weekend, and in our last
conversation mentioned that the only thing standing in the way of him
achieving the kinds of grades he would like to see for himself is the
trouble he is having in his Statistcs class, and that maybe I could work
with him on it over the weekend.

An unusual request, from him. He must be desperate ;)

Truth is, I have little feel for the subject - beyond having done adequately
in a class 30 years ago in business school.  Nor do I have a particular
interest in the subject.

But a father's duty calls...

I am hoping to at least explore the possibility of subcontracting some this
job to Python.  I know there are many possibilities, and a number of modules
available that could come into play.

If anyone has any specific ideas, particularly where the goal is to use
Python to assist in grasping the concepts of a typical introductory college
Statistics class - their input would be appreciated.


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