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Bob Hayden

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Pr(Z<...) How much by hand. (fwd)
Posted: Nov 4, 1996 1:27 PM
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----- Forwarded message from AlCoons@aol.com -----

2) Do we really need tables anymore? Remember we certainly do not need or
use trig tables anymore yet when scientific calculators first came out many
argued that trig tables were essential. Are there some types of statistics
questions which can only be approached if you understand table look up????

----- End of forwarded message from AlCoons@aol.com -----

No. At an advanced level one can learn where the numbers in the table
came from, but until then you are getting numbers out of a black box,
and it doesn't matter if the black box is made of woodpulp and ink or
plastic and silicon.


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