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

From: Jim Lemon <>
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 mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Tue 04 Mar 2008 - 10:13:04 GMT

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