Probability

  • Chance. Stupid, dumb, blind chance. Just a part of the strange mechanism of the world, with its fits and coughs and starts and random collisions.

    Lauren Oliver (1982 - )

  • May the odds be ever in your favor!

    Suzanne Collins (1962 - )

  • How do coaches stay even-keeled at the start of a season?

    They begin with a uniform distribution!

    Larry Lesser

  • Why did the statistics student download the chapter on continuous distributions from her eBook instead of just reading it on the class website?

    Because for that chapter, her teacher said to use the pdf!

    Judah Lesser

  • by Peter Sprangers

    Come with me and we shall go
    a place that only n has known

    a kingdom distant and sublime
    whose ruler is the greatest prime

    a land where infinite sums can rest
    and undergrads shall take no test

    a place where every child you see
    writes poems about the C.L.T.

    where cdf's converge to one
    and every day is filled with sun.

    where we can jump time's famous hurdle
    and watch Achilles beat the turtle

    and every stat plucked from a tree
    is, without proof, U.M.V.U.E.

    where joy o'erflows the cornucopia
    in this, the land of Asymptopia.

  • by W.J. Youden (1900 - 1971)

     

    THE
    NORMAL
    LAW OF ERROR
    STANDS OUT IN THE
    EXPERIENCE OF MANKIND
    AS ONE OF THE BROADEST
    GENERALIZATIONS OF NATURAL
    PHILOSOPHY ... IT SERVES AS THE
    GUIDING INSTRUMENT IN RESEARCHES
    IN THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AND
    IN MEDICINE, AGRICULTURE, AND ENGINEERING.
    IT IS AN INDISPENSABLE TOOL FOR THE ANALYSIS AND THE
    INTERPRETATION OF THE BASIC DATA OBTAINED BY OBSERVATION AND EXPERIMENT

     

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