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Re: st: quantile-quantile plots

From   Ronan Conroy <>
To   "<>" <>
Subject   Re: st: quantile-quantile plots
Date   Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:21:12 +0000

On 2013 Aib 15, at 11:21, Nick Cox wrote:

> The key paper mentioned by David Hoaglin
> Wilk MB, Gnanadesikan R. 1968. Probability plotting methods for the
> analysis of data.  Biometrika 55:1-17.

Martin Bradbury Wilk, 1922-2013, is remembered for his humour. There are some quotes floating about the net, of which my favourites are

“Significance tests are things to do while one is trying to think of something sensible to do.”

“Insightfulness is generally more important than objectivity.”

“Attacking factor analysis is like criticizing a pile of cow dropping for the shape it is in.”

Ronán Conroy
Associate Professor
Division of Population Health Sciences
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Beaux Lane House
Dublin 2

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