December 28, 2017

Think of a number and multiply by 365


Providing enough oxygen in a year for 132 people to breathe for a day could be more simply expressed as providing about one-third of the oxygen needed by one person.


Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »


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    Antonio Rinaldi

    Yeah, but would you consider the effect of writing “a tree serves 132 people” instead of “a tree serves 2/3 of a person”?

    3 weeks ago Reply

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