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st: RE: Rituals [was: Terminology for supposedly all-purpose summaries]


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Rituals [was: Terminology for supposedly all-purpose summaries]
Date   Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:12:16 +0100

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. 

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

Stas Kolenikov
> 
> 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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