Re: [R] [OT] "normal" (as in "Guassian")

From: Jim Lemon <jim_at_bitwrit.com.au>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 21:13:11 +1100


Douglas Bates wrote:
> ...
> Taking this to a whole new level of "off topic", I wonder if Stigler's
> Law is self-referential? That is, should Stigler's Law more correctly
> be attributed to someone else?

The complaint has been around for a long time. Zeno's paradox "Achilles and the tortoise" is said to have been first enunciated by Parmenides. Perhaps Stigler should have titled his paper "Stigler's Law of Lathosonyms".

Jim



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