Al Coons deserves thanks for his detailed account from all of us who could not be at the San Diego meeting.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org Arlington, VA 22201 www.statistics.com