Re: [R] References verifying accuracy of R for basic statisticalcalculations and tests

From: Rau, Roland <Rau_at_demogr.mpg.de>
Date: Sat 15 Jul 2006 - 00:03:17 EST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Prof
> Brian Ripley
>
> `Correct' as in `as obtained by NIST'? It is a considerable
> assumption
> that the reference results are 'correct' or 'accurate'.
>
> I learnt from my work with analytical chemists that the
> outlying result
> could be the only reasonably accurate one: all the other
> analysts had made
> the same error.
>

Sorry for being a bit off-topic, but what would you recommend then to convince people that the results of an analysis are correct? Simulating data with the characteristics you want to "capture" in the data, analyze those artifical data first and if everything goes well proceed with your "real" data?

Thanks,
Roland



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