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Message Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 @ 23:43:36 GMT
Agreed on all these points and thanks for the confirmation.
I just scanned the thread again and I think your comments would have been better understood if you had posted them as a reply to the posting by Anomy on Jan 22.
The actual sequence of postings was different:
Anomy Jan 22 - James - Dieter - Jon.
I also still think that James's statement "Statistics do not recognize data skewing" is not correct regardless which meaning of the word "skew" he used. Why? Let's see: if it were in the "TD narrow sense" = "PI distribution skew", then it is _not always_ true as you, Jon, have explained yourself. Not always true means not true when one has to choose between "true" or "false", I suppose. If James used "skew" in the general mathematical sense, then his statement would never be true, period.
Dieter's remark, on the other hand, was true in the general sense and I cannot see anything in it that would suggest that he had any popular misconceptions that you mention. Hence my posting.
It would be interesting if the Anomy who published his/her comments on Jan 22 could actually provide more information about his/her query so that we can see why he/she was expecting the stats to be connected with the data distribution across AMPs. That would give more body to the thread.
Once again, thank you for your comments.
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