Serving cat food? I sure hope you've set your
level high enough.
"Bad kitty!" That's a phrase you almost never hear, but even we
cats make the occasional mistake. I was reminded of this recently
as I watched my human trying to analyze some data. People
frequently make mistakes when they test a hypothesis with data
analysis. Specifically, they can make either Type I or Type II
errors. When I... Continue Reading
the Stats Cat here. Earlier, I showed you how easy it was to set up
my statistical software with a
personalized menu of statistical tools I use most
The problem is that I share a computer with one of the humans
who live in my house, and the statistical tools I use most may not
be the ones he needs to use. And I don't want to clutter
my interface with a "Human" menu.
I'm trying to... Continue Reading
Marlowe the stats cat here. My human left his laptop unattended
again, so I thought I'd share a few of my favorite posts that
appeared on The Minitab Blog during 2012. These are the ones that
made me laugh even while teaching me something about statistics or
We don't get a lot of credit for it, but the fact of the matter
is that we cats really do have a pretty good sense of... Continue Reading
When I want to analyze data, I want my statistical software
to give me the options I want, when I want them. I want a menu
that's perfectly suited to my needs. Maybe even a toolbar that
gives me instant access to the tools I use most
That's not too much to ask, is it?
Look, you can't argue with nature. I'm a cat, which means I want
things my way. If my
human puts something (like a... Continue Reading
the Stats Cat here. That guy I share
my house with left his laptop unattended again, and I spent the
evening searching the web for news about one of my favorite
subjects: salmon. Yum. But I wound up getting more than a
collection of cool salmon pictures...I also got a better
understanding of the role the size of a dataset plays when you're
doing a hypothesis test.
see, my search led... Continue Reading
My name is Marlowe, and I’m a cat. A cat who tries to make the
best decisions based on data and statistics, and wants to help you
do the same thing. Hey, if I can use data to better understand my
world, so can you.
I permit several people to live with me. They’re all okay, but
my favorite houseperson is that one who studies
statistics. He taught me about this data analysis stuff. Oh, he
didn’t know... Continue Reading
for visiting my blog. My name is Marlowe, and I'm a cat who learned
about Six Sigma, quality improvement, and data analysis from
hanging around my houseperson when he was working on his master's
degree in applied statistics.
He's not as smart as a cat, but he's reasonably sharp for a
human. However, he sometimes forgets to turn off his laptop at
night, and when he does, I like to jump in... Continue Reading
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