Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Fucker, Sep 30, 2016.
Don't forget to stick around to the end, where they record what that scene would have actually sounded like. :::')))
David Attenborough as the Doctor
So today I came across this line from Brian May's PhD thesis:
This may not mean much to you if you are bad at names like me, but he was the lead guitarist of Queen. Said thesis also includes the line "data gathered from the IRAS satellite in 1983 (while my rock group Queen was touring football stadia in South America)" and "QPR (not to be confused with Queen and Paul Rodgers)"
(further amusing comments can be found here)
This email was sent to the whole biology department
That reminds me that one of the on-campus restaurants on my undergrad campus was called the Phoenix. It was closed for some months due to a fire and no one else seemed to find it as amusing as I did.
Fucking. THIS. For those less well versed in statistics and regression, OP's boss likes to sort their input data (ascending or descending order was not specified), then sort their output data (similarly unspecified) and then pair those points, so the lowest X and lowest Y get paired and so on. Meaning they just. Fucking reassign outcome values to different input values arbitrarily, and see no issue with this and say it's good because the regression always comes out better. This is why diagnostic plots exist holy fuck dude.
To explain a bit more. Regression is a measure of how well the X values predict the Y values. So what OP's boss is doing is taking a data set which has (presumably assuming they employ people who are better at their jobs) been collected well with good methods and completely altering the data observed so that the lowest X value predicts the lowest Y value, the middlest X value predicts the middlest Y value, and the highest X value predicts the highest Y value and so on everything in between. So of COURSE this is going to give results that say that you have good predictors because by definition it has to say that.
that's called falsifying the data............
that's not even lucid enough to be falsifying the data, that's just... what the FUCK
Does it make it better or worse that the boss seems to not realize just how absurdly wrong this is?
more hilarious anyway
Please read botnik studios list of frank sinatra songs, i love them
Personal favorite: The Way You Look Tonight is All Right I Guess
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