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st: RE: Rituals [was: Terminology for supposedly all-purpose summaries]
That's entertaining, although the start of
a different thread, mostly. I've often been
tempted (and rarely resisted) to use the terminology
"tribal" to refer to what particular groups
do, which meshes with the idea of ritual.
I didn't forget the word "test". What
you do with the number is distinct from
what you call it. To me, every test needs
a statistic. No matter.
Mathematical statisticians have no rituals??
"Let ... be iid ..."
"Assume a stationary process...."
If mud is to be slung, let it slung
in all directions.
> At a recent meeting, somebody mentioned the rituals followed in
> vairous disciplines that use statistical methods.
> Interestingly enough, I was not able to come up with consistent
> rituals followed by the mathematical statisticians.
> P.P.S. Nick, you forgot the magic word "test" in your right column.
> "The omnibus test" is what tend to see quite often.
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