[R] Excel (off-topic, sort of)

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Thu Aug 30 17:41:03 CEST 2007

On 8/30/2007 10:43 AM, Thomas Lumley wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Aug 2007, Alberto Monteiro wrote:
>> Do you know what's in my wish list?
>> I wish spreadsheets and computer languages had gone one
>> step further.
>> I mean, it's nice to define Cell X to be "equal" to
>> Cell Y + 10, and then when we change Cell Y, magically we
>> see Cell X change.
>> But why can't it be the reverse? Why can't I change Cell X
>> _and see the change in Cell Y_?
> Well, most statistical calculations are data-reducing, ie, many-to-one.
> I don't think you are likely to find a language where you can change the 
> confidence limits for the sample mean and have the data change in 
> response.

But just think how much money you could make as a consultant if you 
could change the p-value from 0.08 to 0.01.

Duncan Murdoch

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