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  1. Jun 2017
    1. Alternatively, we could ask whether the middle 50 percent of men is uniformly taller than the middle 50 percent of women. We could also discard both proportions and averages and use statistics like the median (midpoint) or the mode (most common value). One could make a good case for any of these. However, by convention, we don’t. We rely on the average, unless there’s a specific reason to avoid using the average, because it’s good enough.

      Why not just chart the data on a graph -- # of people of a given height on the vertical axis, and height on the horizontal access. You should get two bell curves, and then you can see very clearly all of the data, as well as the obvious conclusion: "Men are taller than women."

    1. an AMD and an NVIDIA chip can run the same compiled programs despite having entirely different low level architectures and instruction sets

      This, makes no sense to me.

  2. Jun 2016