Fast Facts

Fast Facts

by Lawrence Mark Lesser

Statistics must be fast. . .
‘cause my newspaper gives numerical nuggets as “fast facts”
‘cause my doctor’s orders say STAT when she wants a test done now
‘cause velocity is a big feature of big data

‘cause some statisticians
do accelerated testing,
fast Fourier transforms,
or a Tukey’s quick test

‘cause statisticians
run studies,
run simulations,
and run tests (like a runs test)

and those who run are fast, even
in the long run