Monday, May 14, 2007

STATS suck!

I've been pouring over data all weekend. I keep finding missing data (very good, valid data) that I somehow overlooked. Then I forget what I should be doing. Then I get weary of doing anything.

For me, confirming data points, checking the descriptive and frequency statistics is the not-so-sexy part of science. I know other people who LOVE it. (crazy scientists). My data set is so large. I intuitively know what I want to do, what columns & rows I want to summarize/compare. but I can't figure out this dang stats package language sometimes. What hoops do you want me to jump through SPSS 15.0? Would Xcel better? or Access. ah shucks, do them all.

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