[LEAPSECS] LEAPSECS Digest, Vol 72, Issue 1

Finkleman, Dave dfinkleman at agi.com
Mon Nov 5 14:35:24 EST 2012

Fool that I am, I was not challenging the statistical analysis, only the
physical basis for the curve fits. I am sure that the marginalization
and mathematics are sound and that the correlations are valid. The
causal conjectures are understandably arguable. I know that I should
never have taken the bait.


-----Original Message-----
From: Poul-Henning Kamp [mailto:phk at phk.freebsd.dk]
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 12:01 PM
To: Leap Second Discussion List; Finkleman, Dave
Subject: Re: [LEAPSECS] LEAPSECS Digest, Vol 72, Issue 1

In message <3B33E89C51D2DE44BE2F0C757C656C880D56ED39 at mail02.stk.com>,
"Finklema n, Dave" writes:

>Normalizing and fitting arbitrary curves to unqualified "data" is


Just before you make a fool of yourself in public: Tamino is probably
one of the sharpest minds out there when it comes to proper use of
statistics, and he has the track record to prove it.

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