Zed Shaw “style”:
I have a major pet peeve that I need to confess. I go insane when I hear
programmers talking about statistics like they know shit when it’s clearly
obvious they do not. I’ve been studying it for years and years and still
don’t think I know anything. This article is my call for all programmers to
finally learn enough about statistics to at least know they don’t know shit.
I have no idea why, but their confidence in their lacking knowledge is only
surpassed by their lack of confidence in their personal appearance.
I took statistics and probability courses for the last 3 years of my university. But due to my age and also very bad teachers I ended up hating pretty much everything related to these fields. Not to mention that even if I passed all exams (with decent grades) I don’t remember anything. I’m still fighting some of those ghosts.
Original title and link: Programmers Need to Learn Statistics ( ©myNoSQL)