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I had no idea that textbooks were so funny! [Jan. 22nd, 2006|03:31 pm]
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Just a quick going-online to check e-mail and friends' page and such. Been doing homework for most of the day, and it's been a fulfilling one on the whole. Both Bio and Stats are mostly reading and getting down key concepts. How easy!
Bio is fascinating, and Stats...well, my Stats book is really amusing me with stuff like this thrown in everywhere:

"Before computers, tables of random numbers were often used. For truly exciting reading, see this book consisting of one million digits that were randomly generated: A Million Random Digits published by Free Press. The Cliff Notes summary of the plot is not yet available."

Hahahah. So dorky.
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[User Picture]From: rewhite
2006-01-24 08:15 am (UTC)
Statistics is the only math with a great sense of humor. I recommendthe book How to Lie with Statistics. It's a brilliantanalysis of marketing-driven studies and just how they lie while telling the truth. I'll loan you my copy next time your out if you can't find it before then.

Three statisticiansgo duck hunting. They sight a duck. The first one shoots and is a meter high. The second one shoots and is a meter low. The third one yells, "Bull's-eye!"
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-01-29 07:47 am (UTC)
Haha...well yes, that book does seem pretty popular in the statistics world. Oh! And I need to read you the citation of it in my textbook--almost forgot!
And yes, ducks, always with the ducks...
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