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  •  I'm just trying to help you understand (8+ / 0-)

    I'm a statistician, and a statistical tie has a very specific meaning, and it doesn't have a thing to do with you think it means.

    A tie is when two values are exactly equal (as in precisely the same). This usually only occurs with discrete data, and is important in doing something like the Mann-Whitney test.

    Interestingly enough, the classic example used to teach the method of the Mann-Whitney test (the tortoise and the hare, cited in the wiki article) is exceedingly relevant to the current discussion.

    Small varmints, if you will.

    by aztecraingod on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 08:05:55 AM PDT

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