[ExI] Why so much published 'science' is wrong.
rex
rex at nosyntax.net
Thu Jul 16 04:25:10 UTC 2015
spike <spike66 at att.net> [2015-07-11 18:41]:
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> From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of rex
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> >>... I did some searching and found this whole discussion on reducing
> > calculus education veered off in the wrong direction by about a radian...
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> >...In the paleolithic era I taught math at SDSU. Later, I realized statistical inference, not calculus, was the future. It's happening, albeit slowly in human terms.
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> Rex COOL! You never told us you are a former math professor. Our friend Rex is far too modest. In this crowd, that profession is about as high-status as it gets.
LIS, it was the paleolithic era (late '60s early '70s) and I didn't
have the Union Card so I wasn't tenure track. I drifted off into
what is now called the quant world of stochastic PDEs and such.
I still try to work in the area, but I'm mostly an old dog lying on
the porch watching the pups romp and wishing that I could still do
that. So, don't expect much. :(
I put my "lab notebook" on Mediawiki and eventually made it public, so
anyone can see the math stuff I've played with over the last few years.
www.nosyntax.net/cfwiki/
Most of it is quite incomplete, but a few pages have some R code that
some might find useful or interesting. For example, does knowing the
suit of an ace change the probability a hand contains two aces?
http://www.nosyntax.net/cfwiki/index.php/Two_aces
Believers in martingale betting might learn something from
this page:
http://www.nosyntax.net/cfwiki/index.php/Martingale_betting
> I think you were right all along. Sir, approximately when did you reach that conclusion?
I don't know. I ranted about the waste of time inculcating integration
tricks when I was teaching, but my drift into recognizing the
relative importance of statistical inference came later. Now, I use
R for almost everything.
http://cran.r-project.org/
My tagline was stripped by a bug I've never been able to locate.
Let's see if it escapes this time...
"Torture numbers and they'll confess anything."
-rex
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