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Talk:Statistics

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Conservative statistics[edit]

From a link on Conservapedia's main page of today - [1]: how many circles in the Venn diagram? 86.153.165.237 (talk) 21:44, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Hatnote humor[edit]

It currently says the article is 78.6% referenced - which is funny. However, would it be possible to toss together some minor code/template that makes it so the actual percentile is randomly rolled every time the page is loaded? Would be even more fun. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 17:27, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Being careful with the selection process[edit]

This is not statistics, but the principle behind it does transfer.

I do not know if it is true, 'based on truth' or an urban legend.

A computer was being developed to identify tanks in pictures of forest scenes. When it responded perfectly to the control pictures it was given a random sample of new pictures - and gave seemingly random answers.

The reason, it turned out - the original sequences had been photographed on two separate days computer had 'decided' it was being asked to sort pictures into 'those with clouds' and 'those without clouds' and was responding correctly on those criteria. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 18:00, 25 July 2017 (UTC)