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2110: "Error Bars"

Postby svenman » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:03 pm UTC

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Title text: "...an effect size of 1.68 (95% CI: 1.56 (95% CI: 1.52 (95% CI: 1.504 (95% CI: 1.494 (95% CI: 1.488 (95% CI: 1.485 (95% CI: 1.482 (95% CI: 1.481 (95% CI: 1.4799 (95% CI: 1.4791 (95% CI: 1.4784..."

I wonder whether you could meaningfully formulate a distinction between situations where the outer bounds of these error intervals converge or diverge. And if so, whether you could somehow arrive at an alternative derivation of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle that way.
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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby moody7277 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:17 pm UTC

So many open parentheses...

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby Heimhenge » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:19 pm UTC

The first thing that comes to mind is that this is a type of fractal, though I don't think Randall implied the error-error would be iterated to infinity. But yeah, it could be convergent either way. Do a search for convergent fractal and you'll find plenty of examples.

EDIT: Just noticed the ellipsis at the end of the title text. So yep, this is a fractal. Or a convergent series, if you want to view it numerically.

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby fibonacci » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:47 pm UTC

Heimhenge wrote:The first thing that comes to mind is that this is a type of fractal, though I don't think Randall implied the error-error would be iterated to infinity. But yeah, it could be convergent either way. Do a search for convergent fractal and you'll find plenty of examples.

EDIT: Just noticed the ellipsis at the end of the title text. So yep, this is a fractal. Or a convergent series, if you want to view it numerically.


My first impulse was to try to figure out the L-system generator for it.

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby dash » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 pm UTC

Good one!
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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby Mikeski » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:16 am UTC

This comic explains a lot.

Well, maybe not a lot, but at least it explains political polls.

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:02 am UTC

An error bar is a place you go to to get drunk and spout baseless opinions at others, Shirley…

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby cellocgw » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:04 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:An error bar is a place you go to to get drunk and spout baseless opinions at others, Shirley…


I was in an error bar once when a mean sigma walked in...
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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby ucim » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:07 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:I was in an error bar once when a mean sigma walked in...
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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby ksvanhorn » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:49 pm UTC

This is what happens when you use frequentist methods. Bayesians have no trouble propagating errors.

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby Aardwizz » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:46 am UTC

47.0 ± 5.6 ± 1.2

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby colonel_hack » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:43 pm UTC

ksvanhorn wrote:Bayesians have no trouble propagating errors.

True.

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby DanD » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:23 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:An error bar is a place you go to to get drunk and spout baseless opinions at others, Shirley…


I thought that was the internet?

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby FOARP » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:22 am UTC

"Yo Dawg, I heard you like error bars"


Should I be proud that I am the first one on this thread to mention this meme, or sad that this probably indicates how out of date my cultural references are?

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Re: 2110: "Error Bars"

Postby Soupspoon » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:44 pm UTC

♬The Error Bar Kid is strong and tough,
Only the best is good enough,
Meaner modes, a taller bar,
The graph based on an error-bar…♬

"The Error Mars are on me!"


(Nichier historicalier meme. :P )
Decided against ♬We are the Error-barries…♬ or "You can have an color [bar], so long as it's black.". Tbis one will be confusing enough.


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