[R] Off-topic: ChatGPT Code Interpreter

Ebert,Timothy Aaron tebert @end|ng |rom u||@edu
Mon Jul 17 21:16:31 CEST 2023

This seems spot on, given that Paul Bernal just posted a request to fit all possible models and compare them using r-squared. The all models approach does not promote understanding about what your model is saying about the data and how the system works. Nor does it facilitate fitting the methods to best address the research goals.

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Subject: [R] Off-topic: ChatGPT Code Interpreter

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This is an **off-topic** post about the subject line, that I thought might be of interest to the R Community. I hope this does not offend anyone.

The widely known ChatGPT software now offers what  is called a "Code Interpreter," that, among other things, purports to do "data analysis."  (Search for articles with details.) One quote, from the
(online) NY Times, is:

"Arvind Narayanan, a professor of computer science at Princeton University, cautioned that people should not become overly reliant on code interpreter for data analysis as A.I. still produces inaccurate results and misinformation.

'Appropriate data analysis requires just a lot of critical thinking about the data," he said.' "

Amen. ... Maybe.

(As this is off-topic, if you wish to reply to me, probably better to do so privately).

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