Archive for Ig Nobel Prize

XL definition of statistics in 24″

Posted in Books, Kids, Statistics, University life with tags , , , on September 22, 2013 by xi'an

Z-test, t-test, chi-squared test,

I can help you to face any test;

Bayes, Frequentist, Fiducial

Let me make you feel influential

Regression, Correlation, Causation,

What else can generate more passion?

Skewness, Kurtosis, Heteroscedasticity

Boy, do I feel sexy?

Xiao-Li Meng, at the Ig Nobel ceremony

XL for 24/7 fame at (Ig) Nobel

Posted in Kids, Statistics, University life with tags , , , on September 12, 2013 by xi'an

Tonight, our friend Xiao-Li Meng will (no doubt brilliantly) deliver a 24/7 lecture at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. It will be webcast live, with a watching party in Paris…. (A wee too late for me, I am afraid.) Although Xiao-Li is quite able to lecture 24/7 on statistics, this special lecture will last 24 seconds plus 7 words. Bets are open for the 7 words!! (Note that, contrary to the other Nobel Prize, the Ig Nobel Prizes often include winners in mathematics and statistics.)