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Outliers, aberrations, fat tails, trouble at the mill and maybe something good once in awhile
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Ring, Ring! The Rise of the Median

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Ring, Ring! Where should you stand to answer three phones?

 

The recent interest in the median as opposed to the mean as a representative of common, characteristic value for an observed quantity has caught my attention recently. The latest post from DataGenetics blog does a cute little illustration of that using stick figures, telephones and Microsoft Excel.

 

Perhaps it is my operations research background, but I did not find the second part of the post to be surprising or non-intuitive, where the concept is expanded from 1-D to 2-D. However, Northwest Pacific fans will enjoy the conclusion: It's better to have your conference in Seattle! Given the assumptions, that is ;o)

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Life As An Outlier: A Special Call

"He may have sweet talked his way to a deal and gotten 20% off something, but it sure wasn't a heater controller and a Type K thermocouple..."

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