258,312
reputation
2
88
141

whuber
Moderator

Consultant, expert witness, and teacher.

The mathematics are not there for the joy of the analyst but because they are essential to the solution.

Karl Pearson, Notes on the History of Correlation (1920).


Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for.

--Amos Tversky


It is largely because of lack of knowledge of what statistics is that the person untrained in it trusts himself with a tool quite as dangerous as any he may pick out from the whole armamentarium of scientific methodology.

--Edwin B. Wilson (1927), quoted in Stephen M. Stigler, The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom.

215
answers
23
questions
~66k
people reached
  • Member for 10 years, 7 months
  • 1,961 profile views
  • Last seen Feb 26 at 19:38

Top tags (77)

Score 1,786
Posts 183
Posts % 77
Score 270
Posts 41
Score 210
Posts 18
Score 188
Posts 15
Score 180
Posts 15
Score 177
Posts 29

Top posts (238)

View all questions and answers

Badges (231)

Gold

2

Rarest

Silver

88

Rarest

Bronze

141

Rarest