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On th average, how many times do you visit the Stat forum?

  1. Once or twice a day

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  2. Three or four times a day

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Never been there since summer.

    22 vote(s)
    95.7%
  1. Jun 22, 2010 #1
    I'm using this data to get an idea of how long it might take to get a thread there answered. So please, for the sake of accuracy, don't joke. I'd imagine that since summertime is here, not many people go there.
     
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  3. Jun 22, 2010 #2
    You should add a block for having never been there at all.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2010 #3

    Office_Shredder

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    Why don't you just make the thread and see if it gets answered?
     
  5. Jun 22, 2010 #4
    I don't see how this poll is going to accomplish its stated goal.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2010 #5

    EnumaElish

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    Ah, a Type-III error. This thread should be moved to Statistics.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 #6

    Borg

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    Seconded.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2010 #7
    You can also look at the # of people currently viewing the forum.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2010 #8

    lisab

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    We have a stat forum :confused:?
     
  10. Jun 22, 2010 #9
    I have never been there even before summer..
     
  11. Jun 22, 2010 #10
    I didn't even know we had a stats forum. Can you please link it here?
     
  12. Jun 22, 2010 #11

    Mentallic

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    You're looking for stats about how effectively/quickly your stats questions are going to be answered?

    Wow... you sure love... stats...
     
  13. Jun 22, 2010 #12

    Office_Shredder

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    It's also the set theory and probability forum. It's where threads go to die and crackpots go to pretend to prove Fermat's Last Theorem
     
  14. Jun 22, 2010 #13

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    Option 5: I have no idea how often.

    I browse PF by 'New', regardless of what fora the new threads are posted in. So, if you post, I'll probably see it.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2010 #14
    well, i can now say i've been there. and the first thing i see is someone asking about multivariate gaussian distributions and estimation. yikes, been forever since i played with that stuff, and when i did it was always in the context of Kalman Filters. even if i still remembered enough about linear estimators to carry on a conversation about it, i find that i hate stats so much that it's hard to put in the effort to see it from a stats POV. sorry. isn't stats the dismal math?
     
  16. Jun 22, 2010 #15
    For some reasons, our vector calculus elce-mag professor believed stat is piece of cake. I found the opposite: maxwell much easier than stat.
     
  17. Jun 23, 2010 #16

    Office_Shredder

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    Dismal doesn't mean easy, it just means dismal
     
  18. Jun 23, 2010 #17
    As is the case with this one thread I saw-was created at least a year ago and never got an answer.
     
  19. Jun 23, 2010 #18
    So, am I to assume you are in the same class?
     
  20. Jun 23, 2010 #19

    EnumaElish

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  21. Jun 23, 2010 #20

    Moonbear

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    Hmm...stats...that's the field where you develop methods to mathematically justify what your gut already decided was correct, right? :biggrin:

    I've been in there before, but it was a long time ago, and I don't remember if it was on purpose, by accident, or to clean up spam.
     
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