10 June 2014

Square Dancing [update]

More often than not (and, likely, more than I should) I'll expound, "inferential stats is just about squared differences, and all the other stuff is just... stuff". Or words to that effect.

Well, I came across this post, which contains a turn of phrase nearly as dismissive.
...[there] may be a cognitive bias in me that prefers old-skool solutions along the lines of "just log everything and do a t-test, it'll be about right and then you can go home early" (a strange attitude in one who spends a lot of time doing Bayesian structural equation models).

One might wonder, might one, whether Nate takes such issues into consideration?

Eric Cantor, come on down!!

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