[R] The Perils of PowerPoint

Robert Baer rbaer at atsu.edu
Fri Sep 2 18:29:53 CEST 2005

The R relevance here might be that all the statistics in the world wrongly
applied to data will only bury its information content...    R and
Powerpoint (and Matlab and Perl and...) are all terrific tools for turning
data into knowledge, but tools DO NOT relieve us of the necessity of
thinking about and analyzing the meaning of the data with our intellect as
well.  It is wrong to blame ANY tool for our own shortcomings!

My two cents,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc Schwartz" <MSchwartz at mn.rr.com>
To: "R-Help" <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 8:18 AM
Subject: [R] The Perils of PowerPoint

> Hi all,
> Below is a URL for an editorial published today in our local newspaper,
> the Minneapolis StarTribune. It was originally published in the
> Washington Post a couple of days ago:
> but that site requires registration. The 'Strib" site seems to be open
> for the moment:
> http://www.startribune.com/stories/1519/5591930.html
> I thought folks might find it interesting.
> Best regards,
> Marc Schwartz
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