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#1 2013-03-19 00:46:15

bobbym
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Funny?

A statistician was about to undergo a serious operation and asked the surgeon what his chances of survival were. Your chances are excellent, said the surgeon, Nine people out of ten die from this operation, and the last nine patients I’ve operated on have died.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#2 2013-03-19 06:57:45

anonimnystefy
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Re: Funny?

That is both funny and sad.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#3 2013-03-19 07:07:34

bobbym
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Re: Funny?

You are right about that.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4 2013-03-20 01:31:14

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Re: Funny?

Poor statistician...

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#5 2013-03-20 01:51:03

anonimnystefy
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Re: Funny?

It seems the surgeon is a frequentist...


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#6 2013-03-20 01:54:48

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Re: Funny?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#7 2013-03-20 02:29:37

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Re: Funny?

That is a nice link. I will have to get into it a little bit when I have the time.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#8 2013-03-20 02:35:57

bobbym
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Re: Funny?

I am a frequentist!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#9 2013-03-20 02:46:04

anonimnystefy
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Re: Funny?

Really? Why?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#10 2013-03-20 02:48:11

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Re: Funny?

On that page the first piece of analysis is pretty much how I would treat the problem.

If I see a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a, I suspect strongly that then next value in that sequence is an a.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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