Monday, May 15, 2006

Stat PJ

Why do bad jokes strike me in the dead of the night?
Well, here goes:

Q: Why do you call a statistician who can't fit a non-parametric model?
A: A splineless fellow
This link above is the math 'intro' to splines.
The word spline is of East Anglican origin.
Dictionary meaning: spline n. A flexible piece of wood, hard rubber, or metal used in drawing curves.

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