[portland] Meeting, Tomorrow! (Tues, Oct 9th, 7pm, CubeSpace)

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Mon Oct 8 19:25:21 CEST 2007

On Mon, 8 Oct 2007, kirby urner wrote:

> Operators won't get bogus data past this gatekeeper, if everything's coded
> "air tightly".

   Unfortunately, they will.

   Perhaps a valid analogy is that of statistical software. There is knowing
how to operate the software, and there is knowing what statistical tests are
appropriate for use in any given situation. Using the wrong tests will work,
but give invalid answers. I've seen this done when, for example, consultants
use multiple t-tests rather than ANOVA (Analysis of Variance). Our
application is like that. If you put in inappropriate data you'll generate
an answer, but it won't be the correct answer.


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