*Lyrics © 2017 Michael Posner*

I've been staring at my test in statistics

Longer than I care to remember

Not been perplexed by scatterplots before

I wish I could be the perfect student

But I know it would have been prudent

If I had studied regression even more

Got a high R-squared,

Heteroscadastic? Nope

What does that mean? I’m scared!

A non-zero slope

I reject H0

Cause the p is low

Errors somewhat normal I see

See the line where the jump meets the year

It confounds me

‘Cause I don’t know, how far he’ll go

If the wind on his back as he jumps stays behind him

One never knows

We must be able to figure out how far he'll go

I will use the given coefficients

Cause I know that I’m proficient

Calculating the point that’s on the line

Take the year times 0.011

Subtract 14.4 and I’m done

So maybe my answer is fine

10.3 I got

About 34 feet

So I’ll put that dot, now my answer’s complete

But it sounds like a lot to accomplish that feat

What is wrong with me

See the line where the jump meets the year

It’s far out there

So I don’t know, how far he’ll go

So it seems extrapolation doesn’t work

For twenty-one eighty

So we don’t know

What's beyond those points

Can’t go past those points

See the line where the jump meets the year

Can’t go out there

So we don’t know, how far he’ll go

If the new point I predict leaves my plot far behind me

We don’t know

How far he'll go