Re: Stats-n-such

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From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Tue Nov 28 2000 - 12:54:20 PST

"Pang, Hokkun" wrote:

> speaking of statistics, it's quite disturbing to see that
> some counties have very odd results.

> can the split of the net gain differ some from the total count?

Ahhh, very good question! Perhaps it has something to do with changing the
methodology, in some cases repeatedly, midstream? Imagine measuring a set
lines on a piece of paper several times, and in some cases switching from
english units to metric, using different rulers, and trying to convert and
normalize it all via a calculator with only a single decimal place of
accuracy... and imagine this being done by someone who *very badly* wants
to see a particular result.

That's basically what we're doing, here...


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