Archive for March, 2009

xkcd is getting close

After an episode about significance, xkcd has now reached the intellectual stage of joking about correlation and causation and how they might — or might not — relate to each other.

So the question is: when is he [= MAP gender of comic creator] going to mention Bayes in some way? It’s only a matter of time, surely, and I’ll take that as a sign that it’s as mainstream (in geek circles, anyway — although geeks seem pretty mainstream these days) as the frequentist idea of significance.

And then I’ll sue for patent infringement. I might be joking.


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