Monday, June 29, 2009

Frakking Statistics Hurt My Head

I love science, I really do. But statistics are just bloody painful - there should be easier ways to do this...Statistics are starting to make the magical thinking more attractive again.

Not really, but the least they could do is give us fucking pain killers with our statistics...

6 comments:

Juniper Shoemaker said...

I strenuously disagree with you. Statistics are fun.

'Course, they're only fun when your stats course isn't taught by a lecherous professor.

DuWayne Brayton said...

Hmm, I wonder if they might not be more fun if taught by a rather hot sciblogger...

Juniper Shoemaker said...

Always keep yourself open to multiple solutions, DuWayne. ;)

LostMarbles said...

I'm with Juniper on Statistics.

Well, as long they you aren't being taught by a prof who makes you feel physically embarrassed for him.

DuWayne Brayton said...

You are all crazy people!!! (Juniper's a royal plural)

Statistics just fucking hurt me...

leigh said...

they're a necessary evil. generally it's painful until you're introduced to the software that does everything for you. then you commence complaining about what a pain in the ass it is to set those up. :)

ie, i've been avoiding setting up this five-way repeated measures mess for over a week because i need to set up a table with roughly 2800 rows! ugh.

oh, they're absolutely key to proper experimental design, too.