Monday, June 01, 2009


A couple of jokes about statisticians from Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly's TED talk.
Someone, one of my senior colleagues told me when I was a youngster in this profession rather proudly that statisticians were people who liked figures, but didn't have the personality skills to become accountants.

And there is another in-joke among statisticians, and that is, how do you tell the introverted statistician from the extroverted statistician ? To which the answer is, the extroverted statistician is the one who looks at the other person's shoes.

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