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Re: st: Odds ratio


From   Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Odds ratio
Date   Fri, 09 Apr 2010 09:04:46 -0400

Historical footnote.
The first book on probability, written by a European, I should add, Girolamo Cardano in 1526 dealt with odds.

m.p.

Maarten buis wrote:
My hypothesis is that that has to do with how we are taught.
We (in continental Europe at least, I don't know much about
the Brits other than that they are sometimes odd) are trained to think in terms probabilties and the odds only come in as an afterthought.

-- Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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