Eric’s Enlightenment for Wednesday, May 6, 2015
May 7, 2015 Leave a comment
- Moldova has mysteriously lost one-eighth of its GDP, possibly to fraudulent loans.
- Kai Brothers was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, but did not show any symptoms for 25 years. Does he have a natural defense against HIV? Now that he is starting to show symptoms, should he start taking anti-retroviral drugs and deny scientists the chance to look for that natural defense in his blood?
- Use the VVALUE function in SAS to convert formatted values of a variable into new values of a character variable.
- Alex Reinhart diligently compiled and explained a list of major “egregious statistical fallacies regularly committed in the name of science”. Check them out on his web site and in his book entitled “Statistics Done Wrong“. I highly recommend reading the section entitled “The p value and the base rate fallacy“.