Re: [R] Residuals -- was: Rcmdr vs SPSS in hungarian

From: Bert Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:24:31 -0700


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2011/4/21 Jeremy Miles <jeremy.miles_at_gmail.com>
>
> Just because it comes from a book does not make it true or correct.

Amen!

> Books are subject to considerably less peer review than journal
> articles.

Yes, but ... Peer review among journals is uneven, especially for those from private for-profit publishers. And even for top flight journals, dealing with articles that contain analyses of large complex data has become a considerable challenge. See e.g. "Reproducible Research."

 Publishers will publish a book written by (almost) anyone -
> I know this, because I've written some of them and they were
> published.
>
> There really isn't much difference, most of the time, between
> different sorts of residuals, usually they are used for eyeballing
> potential problems in your data, in which case it doesn't matter which
> you use.

Cheers,

Bert

Bert Gunter
Genentech Nonclinical Biostatistics



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