[R] [FORGED] Re: Determining survival correlation among probes

Rolf Turner r@turner @end|ng |rom @uck|@nd@@c@nz
Sat Aug 3 07:34:28 CEST 2019

On 3/08/19 3:51 PM, Bert Gunter wrote:

> Spencer:
> Sorry, but I'll be blunt. IMO, you are misusing this list (see the
> posting guide). You clearly don't know what you're doing statistically
> and need to consult with your advisors. This list cannot and is not
> meant to serve that purpose -- it is for for R programming issues. If
> your advisors can't or won't help you, you might try
> stats.stackexchange.com, which does deal with statistical issues. But
> I could not guarantee that they would act as a statistical consulting
> service for you, which seems to be what you seek.

I very firmly agree with Bert's post.  It seems to me that Spencer's 
postings demonstrate fundamental misunderstanding both of R and of 
statistical science.  He gives the impression that he *thinks* he 
understands a great deal more than he actually does, with the result 
that the questions he asks are generally ill-conceived and ill-posed. 
He appears to be attempting advanced statistical analysis without having 
mastered the elementary basics.

Spencer should focus on remedying his misconceptions and filling in the 
lacunae in his knowledge.


Rolf Turner

Honorary Research Fellow
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
Phone: +64-9-373-7599 ext. 88276

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