error bars [reposted]

A definitely brilliant entry on xkcd that reflects upon the infinite regress of producing error evaluations that are based on estimates. A must for the next class when I introduce error bars and confidence intervals!

One Response to “error bars [reposted]”

  1. You still teach confidence intervals?!
    Ah come on, next you’ll be saying that Type I and Type II errors are still in your syllabus.

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