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"Statisticians are engaged in an exhausting but exhilarating struggle with  
 
"Statisticians are engaged in an exhausting but exhilarating struggle with  
 
the biggest challenge that philosophy makes to science: how do we  
 
the biggest challenge that philosophy makes to science: how do we  
translate information into knowledge? ...  
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translate information into knowledge? <br>
If you think that statistics has nothing  
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&quot;...If you think that statistics has nothing  
 
to say about what you do or how you could do it better, then you are  
 
to say about what you do or how you could do it better, then you are  
 
either wrong or in need of a more interesting job.&quot;<br>
 
either wrong or in need of a more interesting job.&quot;<br>

Revision as of 19:27, 11 March 2010

Quotations

"It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information."
--Oscar Wilde

Quoted in the Economist article on data cited below.


"Statisticians are engaged in an exhausting but exhilarating struggle with the biggest challenge that philosophy makes to science: how do we translate information into knowledge?
"...If you think that statistics has nothing to say about what you do or how you could do it better, then you are either wrong or in need of a more interesting job."
--Stephen Senn, Dicing With Death

Suggested by Paul Alper

Forsooth

Too much data?

All too much: Monstrous amounts of data
The Economist, 25 February 2010

A special report on managing data. To be continued...

Item 2

The College Mathematics Journal has a column called Media Highlights. Norton Starr is one of the editors and his contributions are usually of interest to Chance News readers. In the March issue Noton has two such items.

to be continued.

Submitted by Laurie Snell