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    Default Programmers need to learn Stats or I will kill them all ...

    Hey you go you limited IT guys, try to read and learn:

    http://www.zedshaw.com/essays/programmer_stats.html
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    Most people earn less than the average. Perhaps they should learn Stats to earn more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Hey you go you limited IT guys, try to read and learn:

    http://www.zedshaw.com/essays/programmer_stats.html
    I'm starting to feel sorry for you.

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    Tell me about it. I was asked to add an autocorrelation function into a statistics package, so I wrote one. The customer decided it wasn't right. When I interviewed them, it was the autocorrelation co-efficient as used in signal processing they wanted. So I calmly asked why didn't they ask for that. After writing them one of those, it was still giving the 'wrong number'. Eventually got them to tell me what answer they wanted and it turned out to be a Breusch–Godfrey serial correlation LM test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threaded View Post
    Tell me about it. I was asked to add an autocorrelation function into a statistics package, so I wrote one. The customer decided it wasn't right. When I interviewed them, it was the autocorrelation co-efficient as used in signal processing they wanted. So I calmly asked why didn't they ask for that. After writing them one of those, it was still giving the 'wrong number'. Eventually got them to tell me what answer they wanted and it turned out to be a Breusch–Godfrey serial correlation LM test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threaded View Post
    Eventually got them to tell me what answer they wanted and it turned out to be a Breusch–Godfrey serial correlation LM test.

    Oh how I laughed.
    I guess you had to be there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Hey you go you limited IT guys, try to read and learn:

    http://www.zedshaw.com/essays/programmer_stats.html
    Good find

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    Quote Originally Posted by threaded View Post
    Tell me about it. I was asked to add an autocorrelation function into a statistics package, so I wrote one. The customer decided it wasn't right. When I interviewed them, it was the autocorrelation co-efficient as used in signal processing they wanted. So I calmly asked why didn't they ask for that. After writing them one of those, it was still giving the 'wrong number'. Eventually got them to tell me what answer they wanted and it turned out to be a Breusch–Godfrey serial correlation LM test.
    Sorry about that. Normally we just ask people to get a left-handed spanner or "a long weight" but in your case we didn't have the heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    I'm starting to feel sorry for you.

    Thrown on the permie scrapheap due to greedy bankers and an incompetent government, and all you can do is feel bitterness that IT folk are pulling in good money whilst you pot noodle in a shed.
    You IT guys make me laugh - you're so ignorant and narrow minded that you can only concieve of a binary world of "permies" and contractors.
    You need to realise that I'm no longer in IT and my salary scale is not constrained by being an IT techie - so I'm not on your £70K max that most permies can expect.

    but don't worry Dim, you carry on with your web programming
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