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Richard Williams <richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com> |

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RE: st: Difference of means and t-test |

Date |
Tue, 15 Jun 2010 08:43:22 -0500 |

At 02:25 PM 6/14/2010, Nick Cox wrote:

I don't think our views are contradictory. It is clearly true that you can get results from summary statistics alone. But erecting fake Gaussians with those summaries is not equivalent to reconstructing the original data. That is my point, and no more. It is akin to arguments at a higher level about "sufficient statistics". If something is normal, then it is sufficient to know mean and sd, but there isn't a reverse argument. At 11:19 AM 6/14/2010, Nick Cox wrote: >-- except that will surely overstate the strength of the conclusions, in >so far as the real distributions are unlikely to be exactly Gaussian.

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