Matt Hughes on 23 Jul 2007 14:26:36 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] Somewhat OT, Statistics

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There is an interesting class that Stanford and Google are jointly
presenting "STAT 202: Statistical Aspects of Data Mining."  The class
videos are posted here:

And the class page here:

On 7/23/07, Angel Pizarro <> wrote:

On 7/23/07, Toby DiPasquale <> wrote:
> <sidebar>
> I have to disagree with Angel, in that I don't believe that Wikipedia is a
> good source for learning statistics, or math in general. Refer to my
> previous posting in this area for (slightly) more detail:
> Basically, Wikipedia has some of the highest-tower shit around. (*)
> </sidebar>

Fair enough ;) And yes, R is an obtuse language when compared to ruby (or
python) and learning it takes an investment in time outside of learning

 One of the criticisms of the R project is that due to its open source
nature, there is no central management of what packages should (and should
not be) used for a particular task.  If you have the money, then matlab or
mathematica or prism might be a better choice.

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