[R] The Perils of PowerPoint
sean.oriordain at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 23:10:18 CEST 2005
I can't lay my hands n it at the moment - its around here somewhere,
but in "Numerical Methods That Work" by Forman Acton, the author
points out that "the result of computation should be insight, not
ps. an excellent book if you haven't seen it.
On 02/09/05, Achim Zeileis <Achim.Zeileis at wu-wien.ac.at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Sep 2005 12:27:45 -0500 davidr at rhotrading.com wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: ... Robert Baer
> > > Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:30 AM
> > ....
> > > .... It is wrong to blame ANY tool for our own shortcomings!
> > Surely a fortune!
> thx, added to the devel-version of fortunes.
> But allow me one remark: Although the above is certainly true, there are
> computational tools that help us better to realize or avoid our own
> shortcomings whereas others will make it harder to arrive at the right
> I agree that PowerPoint cannot be blamed for the crash of the space
> shuttle, but I also see the point that the way presentations are
> generated in PowerPoint (or graphics in Excel) can easily tempt people
> into producing presentations/graphics that conceal what is important.
> This is certainly not an excuse, but I think some criticism (even
> if phrased a bit provocatively) should be allowed.
> just my EUR 0.02.
> > David L. Reiner
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