The Value of Statistics

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mart61, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Did you know that most people have more than the average number of feet?

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    :biggrin:
     
  2. wgilles

    wgilles

    Apr 25, 2008
    NJ
    ***? Nice picture though!
     
  3. :biggrin: Some have none, some have one, so the average must be something less than two. The great majority have two. Statistics can tell any truth lol.
     
  4. Lurker

    Lurker

    Jul 21, 2007
    NJ
    Great picture. And a good warning to always use the right "measure of central tendency". There's a reason the housing market uses median and not average value.
     
  5. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Your dead right. It only takes one person in the world to have less than 2 feet to skew the average lower. Mind you, how many people have more than 2?

    :eek:

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  6. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    You're a funny man Martin! Whose feet are those anyway?
     
  7. daveg

    daveg

    Jul 14, 2008
    UK
    Two of them belong to Rolf Harris.

    DaveG
     
  8. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Thanks Sen. I have no idea whose they are. Is that bad? :biggrin:

    You're dead right.

    (p.s. Gibson sucks, Fender rools, OK! :biggrin:)
     
  9. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    Well that all depends...but not terribly! :biggrin:
     
  10. kays

    kays

    89
    Aug 9, 2008
    Maryland
    Yeah, I guess you're right.:biggrin: Never looked at it quite that way before...:Curved:
    But looking at a frequency distribution curve, which usually takes the shape of a bell, this one surely would not. :biggrin:
     
  11. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Poisson distribution? I guess not. Perhaps I should have said the mean number of feet...

    :biggrin:
     
  12. kays

    kays

    89
    Aug 9, 2008
    Maryland
    With a name like Martin, one would think acoustic... :eek:
     
  13. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    I prefer Washburn but that would be a silly name! :biggrin:
     
  14. daveg

    daveg

    Jul 14, 2008
    UK
    Mart61,

    You have been listening to the wrong Gibsons.

    Bonus points if you can identify the Gibson?

    DaveG