Re: [R] [Off Topic] searching for a quote

From: Katharine Mullen <kate_at_few.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 01:02:42 +0100 (CET)

the paper

Iteratively Reweighted Least Squares for Maximum Likelihood Estimation, and some Robust and Resistant Alternatives, P. J. Green, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B (Methodological), Vol. 46, No. 2. (1984), pp. 149-192,

included the commentary (p 182)

   Jennrich (University of California at L.A.): ... I have long been a proponent of the following unified field theory for statistics: "Almost all of statistics is linear regression, and most of what is left over is non-linear regression."

On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, Andrew Robinson wrote:

> Dear community,
>
> I'm trying to track down a quote, but can't recall the source or the
> exact structure - not very helpful, I know - something along the lines
> that:
>
> 80% of [applied] statistics is linear regression ...
>
> ?
>
> Does this ring a bell for anyone?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrew
>
> --
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