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RE: st: RE: Chernoff's faces


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Chernoff's faces
Date   Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:32:50 -0000

Richard Goldstein reports ipsissima verba from 
Herman Chernoff: 
> 
> Two notes on this (with some name dropping):
> 
> 1. Herman Chernoff is worried that the faces is what
> he will be primarily remembered for (he is now basically
> retired, but only lives about 2 miles from me and we
> see each other at local chapter events).
> 
> 2. According to Herman (in response to my complaint to
> him that the faces were virtually impossible to 
> interpret), the faces are not meant to be interpreted --
> they just tell you whether you have an issue that must
> be dealt with!
> 

An answer of a different kind is that 
a Google search finds various stuff, 
including Chernoff Park plots 
using South Park characters: 

http://www.cs.unm.edu/~dlchao/flake/chernoff/

which itself no doubt calls for some kind
of post-modernist cross-cultural critique. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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