Category Archives: Statistics In Action

Food scientists need to make sense of numbers

Food – the part of the economy that encompasses the production, the processing and the marketing of foods – is big business. In fact, the successes of the food industry depend in no small measure on the use of statistics. … Continue reading

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What Are Helicopter Parents Up To?

We came across several interesting graphics about helicopter parents. These graphics give some indication as to what the so called helicopter parents are doing in terms of shepherding their children through the job search process. These graphics are the screen … Continue reading

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Cryptography and Presidential Inaugural Speeches

Given a letter in English, how often does it appear in normal usage of the English language? Some letters appear more often than others. For example, the last letter Z is not common. The vowels are very common because they … Continue reading

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Reducing Door-To-Balloon Time Saves Lives

For the patients who experience a heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood supply to the heart (called ST segment elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI), quick response is critical. These patients should be treated with artery-opening procedures soon … Continue reading

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