Yet another inferno

November 26, 2010

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Many from the R world will know The R Inferno. Abstract: If you are using R and you think you’re in hell, this is a map for you.

A newly minted inferno is The 9 circles of scientific hell. Most amusing to me is Circle 4: p-value fishing, the punishment of which is brilliant.

As a bonus one of the comments gives a glossary of the meanings of some phrases in scientific papers.  Example: “It has long been known that …” really means “I haven’t bothered to look up the reference, but …”

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