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Word of Caution on Statistics

October 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Data

This is really a post where 1 picture = 1,000 words, so please consider the datasets charted below: Pretty different graphs, right? Yet, you might be surprised to hear that they are all identical in the light of common summary statistics: mean, variance, (Pearson) correlation and linear regression. Here are the exact figures:

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