Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 11:57:40 +0000 From: Jim Lemon <bitwrit@ozemail.com.au> To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch Subject: R-beta: Re: Significance stars Just a comment from someone else who was taught to be suspicious of 'standardized' significance criteria. I got the 'critical statistic' viewpoint in one set of stats courses, and the 'parameter estimation' viewpoint in another. >From my experience, about the only thing most people can guardedly agree upon is the probability of the obtained statistic. This is only in the context of a plausible model distribution, of course. This said, I have spent years ignoring the 'standardized' significance displays that are churned out by most statistics packages. One thing that endeared S (and recently R) to me was the minimization of such advice from the program. I suppose one could cobble up a generic show() function which could be customized to the preferences of the user. Jim -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe" (in the "body", not the subject !) To: r-help-request@stat.math.ethz.ch _._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._