# Tag Archives: Statistics

## Stats Joke

From page 68 of Simon Singh’s The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets: While heading to a conference on board a train, three statisticians meet three biologists. The biologists complain about the cost of the train fare, but the statisticians reveal … Continue reading

## ASA’s statement on p-values

The American Statistical Association (ASA) recently published a statement on the use of p-values in the scientific process. The full text of  “The ASA’s statement on p-values: context, process, and purpose“, along with commentaries from 20+ discussants, is available for … Continue reading

## Guess the correlation!

A new game that’s been making its rounds on the Internet: Guess The Correlation! Lots of fun, gives an idea of how the scatterplot depicting various correlation coefficients could look like. Reminds me a bit of Anscombe’s quartet: the distribution … Continue reading

## [Soln] Spring 2014 USA Online Math Open Qn 4

Spring 2014 USA OMO Qn 4. The integers are written in order on a long slip of paper. The slip is then cut into five pieces, so that each piece consists of some (nonempty) consecutive set of integers. The averages of … Continue reading