Thursday, August 27, 2015
Fun with statistics...............................
A statistical analysis, properly conducted, is a delicate dissection of uncertainties, a surgery of suppositions.
Statistics can be made to prove anything - even the truth.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.
I always find that statistics are hard to swallow and impossible to digest. The only one I can ever remember is that if all the people who go to sleep in church were laid end to end they would be a lot more comfortable.
-Mrs. Robert A. Taft