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Peter Bruce

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Registered: 12/6/04
AP meeting
Posted: Apr 30, 1996 3:20 PM
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Al Coons deserves thanks for his detailed account from all of us who could
not be at the San Diego meeting.

Two observations:

Can anyone confirm whether Minitab output will be the only computer output
on the AP exam? Representing an alternative approach -- resampling -- and
another software package (Resampling Stats), I can say that I would find
this distressing, if true.

I would like to second and reinforce the remarks about "mathematical
sophistication" not being essential for statistics students. The hard parts
of mathematical statistics - probability and distributional formulas, as
well as the use of mathematical symbols (as opposed to English sentences) -
are non-essential elements of statistics and a diversion. The same ends can
be accomplished in a more understandable fashion through simulation and
resampling (which probably have been the preferred route had computers been
around 100 years ago).
Peter Bruce voice 703-522-2713
Resampling Stats fax 703-522-5846
612 N. Jackson St. stats@resample.com
Arlington, VA 22201 www.statistics.com






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